3D printer is still one
Companies producing 3D printers says that 2012 is the year that will be available for the first time on the market a model with price below $ 1,000 and the price of this equipment is longer decrease as the technology is adopted by a growing number of people .
The most important step in the history of this revolutionary technology will be when it will not only be the prerogative enthusiasts, but will be used by a growing number of people.
"If we can democratize access to this technology, our user base will increase," explains CEO 3D Systems, Abraham Reichental. "This technology will reach our children's bedrooms. 3D printer could even be the last toy that we buy our children, because they will create themselves afterwards, this process will draw on their creativity," says Reichental. between 2010-2011, the average price of 3D printers manufactured by 3D Systems halved, and if the trend will continue, Reichental's forecast could become reality sooner than we expect.
Although 3D printing technology is used in small-scale yet already started to appear the first "pirate copies" of some products on the market.
Thus, one of the largest sites in the world for the exchange of files, The Pirate Bay, announced on January 23 that it will launch a special category dedicated to 3D models. "We, as a society, we broadcast information always and will continue to do so. We believe that the next step in copying will be from the digital to the physical form. We believe that soon people will print the spare parts for motor vehicles and that within 20 years we download from the internet shoes "announces manifesto for The Pirate Bay.
"The company will benefit greatly from this technology: no longer need a large number of products to be delivered in different areas of the globe, there will be no children forced to work, and people can be fed hungry food "printed." we will not only share the recipe, as today, but even food "manifesto ends with optimism" pirates ".
Currently, digital models that community members Pirate Bay distribute are created by them, but as the technology will be adopted by a growing number of people, there will certainly be "models" distributed without the permission of persons or companies holding rights to those creations.
In other words, if today the Internet facilitates illegal copying of music and movies from Hollywood in decades will be possible to «piracy» natural products.
The first issues have begun to appear, website Thingiverse accused of Games Workshop (a company producing games) illegal hosting a Warhammer game model, on which the company holds intellectual property rights.