The Pros And Cons Of 3D Printers

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The thought of 3D printers being used in everyday life can seem as futuristic as flying cars or teleportation. However, with advancements with these printers and them becoming more affordable and accessible, it won’t be long before every household has one. Remember how crazy it was when we could video chat on our cell phones for the first time? Now it seems perfectly normal. News articles have frightened people about the problems that could arise from the use of 3D printers, but the benefits are going to far outweigh the negatives. 3D printers are being used as excellent educational tools for all subjects in schools and as a way for anyone to see their designs come to life. They are also becoming a great resource for all types of occupations …show more content…
People are able to download and print guns without serial numbers and with no metal, making them untraceable. There will have to be laws and regulations put in place concerning 3D printing and downloading the files used for weapons. There are also concerns with copy write issues, so we will have to rethink and rewrite laws as the world’s technology advances. We have already done this with privacy laws with the internet. As 3D printers gradually become more common in households laws will steadily change also. Some are worried that if everyone has a 3D printer, manufacturing jobs with diminish. Jobs will also be made, we will need more companies producing printers, supplies, and people to fix printer problems. We will also need companies to create the downloadable files. The world will become less consumer based, because people will make a lot of needed items right in their homes. This may seem unusual, but it will be a good thing. 3D printers will empower users, not just …show more content…
They can be an amazing educational tool for all subjects in schools. Printing out objects can help people understand hard to grasp subjects, such as math. Students can easily and quickly download and print models to help them with classes. Most importantly these 3D printers are capturing the interest of students. Lectures and reading can get boring, while creating and building things keeps students excited to learn. There are many ways people can learn using these printers. We can print out physical models for learning anatomy and biology. These extra learning supplements are easily accessible when you have a 3D printer and are very inexpensive to make. If you want a model to use to study they can be very expensive to buy, and can be hard to find if you need it fast. Students can see their designs, ideas, and visions come to life. This is very exciting for engineering, architecture, and design students. Being able to print out prototypes easily, they are able to actually visualize issues they need to work out, revise, and then they can print out a new prototype. This will allow these students to learn a lot quicker than in the

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