The Future of 3D Printing: How will it impact your life?

By 2020, more than 100,000 aeroplane parts will be 3D printed.

Do you travel by plane regularly for work or have family commitments abroad? In as little as three years, you’re going to be travelling in aeroplanes that are built using 3D printers. 3D printed plane parts will improve the efficiency and performance of planes, including making them significantly lighter in weight, as well as lead to new design features that will be simpler and more intricate than the planes we fly in today.

By 2025, 3D printers will print human organs.

Using the patient’s own DNA, it is predicted that 3D printers will create an unlimited supply of organs. The impact this will have on our healthcare is phenomenal; by being able to print human organs by using reprogrammed stem cells, we will be able to repair organs. This means that, if you or someone close to you suffers from a heart attack, or needs a transplant, then the heart can be repaired rather than replaced.

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