If you’ve ever broken a bone, you know firsthand just how horrible traditional casts are. Hell, even if you haven’t broken a bone, you still probably have a decent idea of how awful casts are, assuming you’ve been within smelling distance of anyone who’s wearing one. After about a week they start to smell like a rotting hog carcass that’s been baking in the sun for three days, and often get itchier than a poison oak rash — but thankfully technology might soon make them obsolete.
Innovation in the 3D printing industry is coming from all sides now, with some of the most important developments occurring in material science. The more materials we can print, the more useful the technology becomes. What many users of the technology have discovered, though, is that 3D printing allows for the creation of unique geometries that increase the usefulness of certain materials. By printing objects with specific shapes, we can induce important physical properties in our prints.
I'm a guy who's been known to live in outer space a bit too much. But as alien as I am, I love to come down to Earth. I might be a conspiracy theorist with some crazy ideas about where we come from and where we're going, but I love to hear any other ideas too! Besides that, I really like to travel, play tennis, read interesting and entertaining books, and watch pretty much any movie that's well made. As a last word, the future of technology has always fascinated me. It's not only my future career but my lifelong passion. And so, I share all of these passions and interests with you!