By Abu Poblete
3D printing took the world by storm when it was introduced in recent years–and with good reason. Wouldn’t you geek out over the possibility of being able to make anything you needed without ever leaving the house?
Companies like Stratasys and 3DSystems have produced 3D printers and even pens that allow us to create practically whatever we want, limited only by our imaginations. All you need is a miraculous little machine that produces plastic, metal, or any kind of material–basically replacing the and casting and molding process . There’s so much you can do with 3D printing, but this early on in its existence most people write it off as novelty more than life-changing technology. People are either still adjusting to this limitless technology, or its limit is already this: tech that allows everyone to make personalized keychains.
The end-game for 3D printing is still up in the air (yet very exciting), but the people’s imagination have already brought this tech to greater heights than when it was first introduced. Here are 8 reasons why you should give in to your impulses and get your very own.
8. Be like a god.
7. Make learning easier.
6. Because 3D pens already exist.
With 3D pens like the 3Doodler and Scribbler, 3D printing is finally within everyone’s reach. With compact and easy-to-use pens for small-scale printing, these pens can also be used for writing and reading braille.
If you want ideas for the many things you can make with a 3D printer, check out thingiverse.com for designs. There are patterns for shelf cables, flower pots, phone mounts, puzzles, busts and basically anything you can think of.
5. Create instead of buying.
Just imagine never having to dig into your budget for every day products like paper clips, phone stands, cable spools, desk hooks, toilet holder and soap holders. Not only will 3D printing save you money, it also gives you a chance to improve on designs and custom fit them to your personal needs.