5 Cool Reasons Why You Might Want To Buy A 3D Printer For Home

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I’m sure you’ve already heard lots about 3D printers and how they’re going to change the world, but did you realize you could have your own printer at home? They might be a little expensive when they first hit the shelves, but just like anything the price will drop over the years. Do you have any idea how you might benefit from owning your own? Here are a few things that will be available to you if you decide to splash the cash.

Run your own business

If you have a 3D printer you could easily start your own business from the comfort of your spare room. Can you imagine how easy it would be to start a business selling mobile phone or tablet covers? I’m sure you could think of a million other things to sell too. The hard part would be marketing your business so people know you exist, but printing out each order would be easy. After an order is printed out you just need to package it and send it off to the waiting customer.

Design toys for your children

Children go through hundreds of toys by the time they reach adulthood. Some toys you buy them don’t even get used for more than a few days. It seems like a waste when you could easily print something out. You wouldn’t have to pay for a brand name and the products you buy from the shop wouldn’t be much better. In the future you might be able to buy the software directly from toy manufacturers because it would save them from carrying so much stock.

Replace broken parts

It’s annoying when you buy an appliance and it breaks almost straight away. Wouldn’t it be great if you could print out a replacement part almost instantly? We’ve already talked about companies selling software instead of printing their own products, but maybe with more advanced appliances they’ll give you the ability to print out your own replacement parts when you break something. I’m sure you could print out everything from bicycle parts to the wheels on the bottom of furniture.

Create something new

As soon as you have a 3D printer you have the ability to create almost anything. You can sit in your home office every night trying to come up with something that will change the world. The biggest reason why people can’t design anything special is because it costs too much to build a prototype. That won’t happen if you can print out the prototypes at home and you’ll be able to print out an unlimited number of them until you find something that works. When you run out of material you just need to buy more.

Print out birthday gifts

If you have a large family you have to buy a new birthday present for someone almost every other week. Once you have the ability to print out beautiful products you’ll never have to buy a proper present ever again. That might be a slight exaggeration, but I’m sure you know what I mean. You will end up spending a lot less money on gifts from now on because you can print out your own. You will be able to treat yourself to a lot more gifts too.

Make your money back

One thing stands out when you consider all the benefits we’ve looked at. Even if you pay a lot of money for a 3D printer there is a good chance you will make your money back by the time it falls apart. If some of the things we’ve talked about look appealing you should keep a close eye on what happens in the future.

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Jackson Mosby, the author of this article, leads a team of employees at Artec Group, a company providing high quality

3d scanners. Jackson loves to play the guitar and is huge Mackle Moore fan.

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