3D Printing for 2014
January 7, 2014

At Inkfarm.com we always enjoy learning about the latest trends in printing and ink and spreading the word about what we’ve found. In recent months 3D printing has had quite a bit of buzz surrounding it. Experts are saying that 3D printing will explode in the coming year, thanks to the expiration of key patents currently monopolizing the market. Patents preventing competition in the market for the highest quality 3D printers are set to expire in February 2014 allowing others to produce a 3D printer at a lower cost, more appeasing to the masses.

Currently, there is a patent on laser sintering. Laser sintering is known as the lowest costing 3D technology due to its ability to produce high resolution in all three dimensions. Plus, this technology can create products that can be directly sold as finished products, making it very appealing.

If the experts’ predictions are accurate and 3D printers can be priced at hundreds of dollars instead of thousands, this can open the floodgates for an entirely new demographic of 3D print purchasers, including novelists and those who produce one single item at a time, from home. So, instead, these small businesses, who currently have to dish out a pretty penny to have someone else print their design, will be able to create a ready-to-be-sold masterpiece from their own home.

One can only speculate what new trends will come about in the realm of printing and design in the upcoming year. With technological advances being rolled out to mainstream audiences there are a plethora of options available to the masses. Whatever may be the latest and greatest print product, Inkfarm.com is here as your one-stop shop for all of your cheap ink and toner needs.

  1 Comment

Vickie    6.18.14

I have a camera that takes 3d pictures. You could only get the film developed a few places, one of which used to be Walmart. Unfortunately, can no longer find anyone to develop the film but the prints were really neat. Would love to have a printer that could print 3D


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