by Homerun Nievera, CDE | Negosentro.com |
Think about the greatest idea you’ve ever thought of. Now imagine that idea coming to life and sitting in the palm of your hands in a matter of minutes. Thanks to emerging technology, that exact scenario is now a reality. New technology in the realm of three-dimensional printing and advanced model-making has made creating three-dimensional models almost as easy as snapping your fingers.
From Blueprints to Building Blocks
In the past, blueprints were nothing more than diagrams on paper. Although they were in-depth and practical, engineers and builders still lacked a tangible, hand-held model to touch and manipulate. Unlike anything that’s ever been seen before, three-dimensional printing technology has revolutionized how we look at engineering. Originally developed in Japan, 3D printing technology has now made its way all over the world. One of the top markets in the world for this technology is Australia. This means model making Sydney, Australia is now a possibility. This technology has made it as easy as drawing up a diagram and punching the data into a printer. Once the printer processes the data, it will generate an exact physical replica of the data.
This means you could write up a blueprint for a toy airplane, and in a matter of a few dozen minutes, the exact plan you drew up will become a fully-rendered toy you can hold in your hands. This technology has seemingly limitless applications, but even if in its early stages, it is still extremely effective.
Computer Aided Designs
Aside from making real-life replicas, many firms are pioneering advanced computer imaging software to aid in making models. In recent decades, the archaic method of pen and paper model construction has been replaced in favor of computer aided designs. These designs are entirely manipulated and controlled using computer software. Firms that provide this service also allow their clients to have a say in how their products turn out.
This means a client in New York can have their model developed in Sydney without having to physically travel. This ease of transmission has made CADs one of the most popular methods of model-making in the modern era. CADs can also be digitally transmitted upon completion, and even if a project is still in progress, it can easily be accessed at any time via CAD software.
Another advantage of CAD software is its ability to self-correct. This means the software can detect errors in a plan before it’s actually constructed. Rudimentary CAD software will only detect errors, but more advanced software can provide corrected design specifications in addition to error detection.
Reducing Risk, Increasing Reward
With this new technology, the risk of failure has been greatly diminished. Computerized models have saved firms from investing in costly construction and have improved products before they were completely constructed. It’s no secret: this technology can be very costly. However, the cost of receiving a printed 3D model is tremendously cheaper than scrapping an entire design and starting over.
No matter how big your dream, it’s important to pursue it with all of your passion. The advent of advanced printing and design imaging software has helped create more dreams than ever before. This means you can now dare more boldly than you ever could’ve imagined.
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Homerun Nievera is a serial techpreneur, digital marketer and professional speaker.
Apart from managing tech enterprises, Homerun is the publisher of a blogazine network that delivers niche content to its audience.
He also a Certified Distance Educator from the University of the Philippines and has launched Edusentro.com with the objective of bringing free education to under-served areas everywhere.
As a blogger, Homerun writes across various topics but looks into techpreneruship as his main course.