The History and Future of 3D Printing
In This Chapter
- The development and history of 3D printing
- How the RepRap project accelerated development
- Predicting the near future of consumer 3D printers
If you want to understand something, it’s always a good idea to begin by looking at the history. It’d be difficult to truly understand how a car works, for example, if you didn’t know how the internal combustion engine was developed. 3D printers are no exception to the rule, and for such a new product they have quite a rich history.
In this chapter, I take you through the history of 3D printing and the effects of its evolution on you now and ...