Printers Expand Into New Product Areas

Printers print newspapers, magazines, books, and other similar products. Two articles have recently convinced me just how limiting this statement is and that I should expand my view of what is possible. A recent report on The World’s First 3D-Printed Car made me wonder why needed the big automobile manufacturers. We just need more 3D-Printers. I think for my first project I will print out a snow blower, since I live in Minnesota.

Another report describes Orbiting 3D-Printers Could Print Out New Space Stations. This printer sounds like just the item for my home office.

These articles have made me realize that I do not need to buy more stuff. I just need a 3-D printer. With this printer, I could print out everything I need and probably even some stuff I don’t need, as well. What do you think? What would you print, if you could?


About Mark Mizen

I have over twenty years professional experience in all aspects of photography and digital imaging. I am Chair of the ISO WG5 TG2 committee responsible for physical properties and durability of imaging material and am currently with HID Global working on systems for security printing for IDs, licenses, and credit cards. Previously, I was Director of Digital Development at Creative Memories from 2009 to 2012 and was responsible for the Creative Memories digital products and services. I also established and directed the Creative Memories Technology Center, which evaluated new products prior to product introduction, assisted with production difficulties, and provided technical information to support product sales.
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1 Response to Printers Expand Into New Product Areas

  1. Kathleen says:

    Let’s see now, upstairs maid, downstairs maid, cook, laundress, chauffer, seamstress, secretary, hairdresser & computer technician. Oh wait. I’m looking in a mirror. Great article…make the mind wander doesn’t it. *U* Kathleen

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