I am so excited for the future! One sign of our future that is really starting to grow in popularity is 3D printing. This technology is already beginning to gain interest by both companies and individuals who recognize that 3D printing is going to change everything. In a few locations of The UPS Store, 3D printers are available to customers who want to take their designs and turn them into physical products.
As a fashion merchandising student I have learned so much about how a multitude of departments work together to bring a product to life. 3D printing will change the entire manufacturing cycle as we know it. Although the fashion industry will likely be one of the last adopters of 3D printing, ultimately 3D printing will catapult the industry into the new millennium. Designing garments to be printed from a 3D printer still needs to be heavily refined, but it is not far away!
3D printing will affect the environment, medicine, retail and every single industry you can imagine. The video below is great a showing just how this technology has taken off and how people around the world are already starting to use it. As one of the people in the video says, “… in the future you are going to see a lot more people unleashing their pent up creativity, and that’s what’s most exciting for me.” Well I couldn’t agree more.
Watch this!! http://youtu.be/X5AZzOw7FwA