3D printing : futuristic model?

3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing (AM), refers to various processes used to synthesize a three-dimensional object. In 3D printing, successive layers of material are formed under computer control to create an object.[2] These objects can be of almost any shape or geometry and are produced from a 3D model or other electronic data source. A 3D printer is a type of industrial robot.” – Source Wiki

In between we keep on getting news about 3D printing of items, replica of some monuments etc. With the advent of wireless technologies, we are now more nearer to each other than before. Advance of wireless technologies has put telegram kind of emergency services to history and its not end of it, instead there will be more surprises for mankind in the coming days. The inquisitive to make life simpler by inventing such gadgets has in fact makes life more complicated and a continuous effort is there to innovate new technologies and one of invention is 3D printing, the noble invention to eradicate hunger by printing food for all. With wireless technologies spawning its presence in every direction, and if we include 3D technologies with wireless then we will have a beginning of third industrial revolution. As per futurologists  Jeremy Rifkin “3D printing signals the beginning of a third industrial revolution,[4] succeeding the production line assembly that dominated manufacturing starting in the late 19th century. Using the power of the Internet, it may eventually be possible to send a blueprint of any product to any place in the world to be replicated by a 3D printer with “elemental inks” capable of being combined into any material substance of any desired form.”

.The proposed solution will use 3D print in both direction, the one to convert any object into wireless format and at other end will convert the object back to shape using 3D printing.


3D Wireless
3D Wireless

The above pictorial view describes top level view to send objects using 3D and Wireless technologies. In this conceptual model, the current data conversion to bits and bytes will be extended to include objects too. The presentation layer of communication will be the key to converts incoming and outgoing data from one presentation format to another (for example, from clear text to encrypted text at one end and back to clear text at the other). However it needs to be supported in hardware layer too. The format of data exchange for 3D objects will be more complicated with more complicated processing of such data. I remember, in my first job, the computer I got was of 5gbs harddrive and RAM 256mb. Now my macbook has flashdrive of 256GB and RAM is 16GB so there is continuous effort to increate the power of computing. And I am sure this futuristic model of communication to transfer objects will be a reality very soon.