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3D Printing Will Change The World

3D Printed Cars

3D Printed Cars - LSEV is set to become the first commercially available 3D printed electric car by 2019. Besides the glass windows, seats, and chassis, the car is essentially completely 3D printed. It can travel at up to 43 mph, and can go 90 miles before requiring a recharge.. The car takes approximately 3 days to build using 3D printing, Which is longer than the 17-18 hours it takes to build a normal car. But with LSEV set to cost approximately $7,500 it just might be worth the wait. 

3D Printed Fetus

3D Printed Fetus - You can now get a 3D printed model of your unborn fetus. Using images taken from CT scans or MRIs, researchers are able to craft a 3D image of the baby. Doctors can use the scans to anticipate possible medical issues prior to delivery. It costs roughly $1,300 and even comes with a keychain sized version.

3D Printed Prosthetics

3D Printed Prosthetics - 3D printing has revolutionized the field of prosthetics. Traditional prosthetics created through injection molding can be extremely costly, ranging from $5,000 to $50,000. These 3D printed hands for children use roughly $5 worth of materials. As kids are constantly outgrowing their prosthetics, having a low cost option is advantageous. Not only are 3D printed prosthetics more affordable, they can also be easily customized to each individual better than mass produced prosthetics. There are 30 million people worldwide that need prosthetics limbs, and this can be a cost effective solution. It can even be a practical way to assist animals that require prosthetics.

3D Printed Homes

3D Printed Homes - Building a house from scratch takes roughly three to four months, may workers, and upwards of $100,000. But this fully 3D printed home only took 24 hours to create and cost just $10,000. The building was made using geopolymer concrete, and a gigantic 3D printing arm. It was built during the coldest time of year, showing that printing can be done even in extreme temperatures. The homes still need to be finished off by human workers, but 3D printing greatly speeds up the process. 1.6 billion people across the world don't have adequate housing, according to Habitat for Humanity. 3D printing homes could potentially be a quick, relatively cheap, and impactful way of giving people shelter.