I’m sure everyone has been reading how 3D printers are starting to be offered in consumer retail stores with the price being with the four figure range. While with that price it seems like these things are currently only for the extreme enthusiasts or large businesses, it did make me wonder if people are already starting to think now if they should start research technology to see if it could completely change their business or personal finance.
For example, for a business you can literally just start printing out things like action figures or phone accessories to sell for the public. For an everyday consumer you could probably stop the need of having to say purchase a clothes hangar or maybe even cases. At the same time, this could probably open up more opportunities for people to create a home based business. It makes me wonder if it could put certain people out of business too. Imagine for example a situation where when we buy a new home we will get the print design for our keys and therefore and just print one out if we need spare ones. That wouldn’t bold well for a key cutter.
Situations like that makes me think where irregardless if I am going to be using one or not in the present moment that this is something people should be trying to educate themselves about now. Is it wise invest like $1000 early on to better understand the technology? I suppose that all depends if you feel you have an immediate use for it aside from the educational point of view.