3D Printing: The Road to Eliminating Wealth Inequality


Since the 1980’s, 3D printing has travelled a very long way from bulky prototyping to what it is today. From car parts to different foods and even synthetic limbs, 3D printing has played a major role. In fact, it is paving a way to the future establish in science fiction ever closer to science fact. Much more, being famous, beneficial and widespread, it is becoming ordinary for people to purchase a technology like this.

By giving everyone the possibility and ability to create and produce what they need, 3D printing is being visualized by experts as a way to end shortages of different resources all over the world. It is an open source which means it is made available for everyone, in the objective of providing the tools needed by humans to thrive and survive.

For large and small companies, 3D printing takes part in customizing specific products without even adding production budget. The need for mass production being removed, businesses can now print and produce products that are highly demanded and lessen the need to cope with unsold stocks. Car companies or architectural firms can easily make prototypes with complete details. This can detect any design errors prior to production. The quick and easy prototype production is also used in scientific research. This enables the scientists to create 3D models of the subject of their research as well as microscopic compounds.

All around us are basic building blocks of matter. With the technology constantly innovating, people can be able to make everything they need at a much lower cost, or at most free of charge. This opportunity to have free resources can help lessen if not completely eliminate wealth disparity problems worldwide.

With 3D printing providing a global abundance and free access to various resources, we are slowly but surely building our life in the future.