Stick a fork in 3-D printing, it’s done. Or at least everyone is starting to wonder why it is slipping off a ledge.
I was somewhat surprised to read this article, but it made sense on some level. From my perspective, it seems like some of the more revolutionary technological advances intended for both consumer and business use are going through…growing pains, as I see it. Google Glass was on the right track in some instances, and not in others. Hololens, HTC Vive and Oculus Rift are taking over some of the experiences from Glass, and while those are cool for gaming and other uses, they still aren’t entirely practical just yet. 3-D printing, I think still has a lot of potential, but between not getting some of the 3-D printing nuances down, getting the costs of the printers and materials down, it’s not making it practical. A regular paper printer is significantly cheaper to make origami 3-D items before making ones on 3-D printers, but I still contend that it’s still finding its way into figuring out its true purpose. I still want to learn more about it.
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