3D printing has been in the spotlight for several years now, unleashing a storm of enthusiasm but it had also attracted a great deal of scepticism. However, one thing is for sure – 3D printing technology found its way into business and education, and it’s here to stay. Today, 3D printers are cost-effective and convenient tools in manufacturing, medicine and fashion.
Imagine the scene: it’s breakfast time in the home of the future. Dad has just finished 3D printing a customised breakfast for his son, complete with lego-shaped hash browns and eggs that resemble the faces of his favourite cartoon characters. Using the 3D scanner that is a staple app nowadays Mum scans her 3D printed breakfast, working out how many calories is in it.
What do cave paintings and 3d printer designs have in common? The fact that humans have always had the urge to create and express themselves. Today, we still have the opportunity to be artistic – but there has been increasing concern that creativity is being diminished under the strain of delivering curriculum-driven results.