3D printing, or additive manufacturing, may look like science-fiction but it's a technology tipped to become an everyday reality. The impact that this ingenious invention could have upon our everyday work and home lives is far reaching, and many companies are picking up on it. Amongst them are the forward-thinking office suppliers looking to apply for 3D printing office equipment, and get an early foot-in-the-door of what could prove to be a lucrative new market.
3D printing office supplies looks set to soon become commonplace. The technology is becoming rapidly less expensive and more reliable and accurate; trends that will continue as it becomes more widespread. The nature of the technology and its ability to create almost anything that the human mind can design gives it a broad appeal. It can also save money, time and space by printing office equipment. The printers are also becoming more versatile and as well as plastic, objects can be made from metal and ceramics. Even edible objects, made of sugar are being created too - perfect for office birthdays!
As the cost lowers and the benefits of 3D printing office equipment become more apparent, the demand is growing. Many of the most basic office supplies such as staplers, hole punches, iPad holders and even coffee mugs are easily and relatively quickly printable using pre-designed blueprints, or using your own design skills. As the technology becomes cheaper and more widespread, the opportunities for using 3D printing office supplies at home will also grow, saving time and money for businesses of all sizes, as well as home users.
It's exciting to see the changes that 3D printing office equipment will bring as it becomes more widespread. Ordering stationary and basic office supplies could become a thing of the past when they can be made right there at a fraction of the cost and without the necessity for bulk buying.