Made in America! This used to be the mantra that would give us
the importance of a quality product. Now a days, everything seems
to be made in China, Mexico, Bangladesh, India, or even the
Philippines or any other country except the United States.
Much of our manufacturing has mainly gone outside of the US because
it is cheaper to manufacture outside this country and even have
the parts shipped back to the US to be assembled here or sent
back fully assembled. There are many reasons other than just
wages but the main reason seems to be the fact that you can
build something in another country that has much lower wages
and still make a profit in the United States even after it has been
shipped back to the United States.
Now this photo looks like a car that was imported from Mars.
But in actuality, this car was made from a process called
3D Printing. A Minnesota Company, using this kind of printer
has printed a whole car which goes 70 mph and gets 200 MPG
and is suppose to last for around 30 years. Does this sound like
Just think of the implications that this would have on not only
the automobile industry, but all kinds of industries. It almost
seems surreal that you can make almost anything using a certain
kind of printer.
Apparently, Jay Leno with all of his array of cars that he has in his
collection, has used a printer like this to have a certain part made to
replace a one that might not be available to buy. This would just be
one type of use for this amazing technology but if you think hard enough
you could probably find all kinds of uses for this unusual printer.
You could then apply this technology to almost anything and much
of this could be done through internet marketing with some kinds of
adaptation Just think of what this would open up for marketers,
as the buyer could see all of the things on the internet and probably
view them in three dimensions to help make his purchases.
Now this isn’t a space novel that contains much theory or better yet,
someones imagination, but rather something that has actually been
produced by the 3D Printer. Now when this becomes fact and common
knowledge, then we can probably use an app and everyone with their
mobile device will be able to print out their lunch or even a part for
Is this fiction? Right now it might seem like it but how many things
lately have just been fiction a few short years ago. I guess we are
only limited by our own imagination.