The advent of 3D printing has proven to be a boon, providing a great number of uses. It is such a flexible technology. It has a wide range of applications for many end users, from automotive manufacturers to medical device producers to hobbyists. With lenticular prints, it is possible to create increasingly intricate components. These can be used to produce car parts, personal tools, fashion accessories, even human organs and medical equipment. To further explore the possibilities offered by this technological advancement, here is a look at the different uses of three-dimensional prints:
One of the most common uses of holographic prints is for producing prototypes. This is done by using a number of materials including paper, powdered metals, plastics, sand, and other casting media. This application is useful for the manufacturing, production, automotive, medical, robotics, and even fashion and jewelry industries.
Easily, the most exciting possibility for three-dimensional prints is its application in the medical field. So far, lenticular printers have produced prosthetics, such as artificial human jaws, the WREX (Wilmington Robotic Exoskeleton), and organs for regenerative medicine created from a person’s own cells.
As the technology of lenticular printing improves, its cost and convenience will make it a plausible option for domestic recreational use. It has yet to be mass-produced in a way that makes it as affordable for end users as conventional table printers. Its potential for home recreational use, especially among hobbyists and artists, is undeniable.
Clothing and Fashion
The singular appeal of a dress or accessory made with a holographic printer has made it attractive among fashion designers. From shoes and jewelry to swimwear and evening gowns, the possibilities appear limitless with this kind of prints. Already, brands such as Nike and new Balance have used three dimensional prints to produce shoe parts and custom-fit shoes designed for athletes.
Over time, improvements in the design of 3D printers could make them useful for areas such as construction, archaeology, paleontology, bioprinting and tissue engineering, and among others.