3D printing is one of the newest technology that has the potential to change the way the world works. It will turn consumer behaviour on its head. It is already changing how manufacturing companies work and this will continue as these printers become more and more accessible.
3D printing has been used successfully in creating jewellery, toys, and medical-related products like scalpels and dental moulds. It has even been used with food. When it comes to sustainable energy sources, 3D printing will again change everything. These printers make it possible to produce parts and gadgets of equipment that make it easier for people to make use of sustainable energy sources.
Let’s look at why 3D printing is such a huge thing:
It saves money – The cost of manufacturing products the traditional way with large machines is very high. 3D printing is making it possible to make these costs several times cheaper. You no longer need all the very expensive tools and machinery to build or produce something.
It reduces risk – Prototypes are created to test a product and see if everyone is happy with it and whether it does the job it is meant for. With 3D printing the risk of making a faulty prototype that costs a fortune is much lower. You can print a prototype, see it, feel it, use it, and then if it’s not 100%, you can tweak the design and print a new one within a matter of a day.
It can create any shape – 3D printers have an infinite number of shapes and sizes it can create. You can design holes that change direction or squiggly shapes that no other machine will be able to pull off. This opens up a whole new world for artists and designers.
It is eco-friendly – Not only can 3D printers help make renewable energy more accessible to the public, but it is also eco-friendly. It uses much less power than other large machines and tools and it also creates a lot less waste. In fact, there is almost no waste involved with 3D printing.
It makes better quality products – 3D printing allows for errors that are easier and cheaper to fix. When a product is manufactured in bulk and a mistake slips in, the whole batch is a loss. With 3D printing, these errors can be detected and fixed easily and without the loss of large amounts of money and time.
It can use different materials – As the 3D printer technology advances, it will be able to use more and more materials. The existing printers can already use metal, glass, wood, plastics, gold, silver, and ceramics.
All of these factors make 3D printing a great partner for renewable energy projects. There are already people building all sorts of gadgets to make sustainable energy more accessible. Visit the USEFUL LINKS page to see some of these great inventions. Also, read more on solar power and 3D printing here.
FUN WIND POWER GADGETS CREATED WITH 3D PRINTERS
Wind energy is one of the most promising sustainable energy options. However, it is not efficient everywhere and the turbines are a bit big to carry around. Luckily, we now have 3D printing and its great benefits. People have been using 3D printers to create everything from jewellery to car parts and now wind turbines and some other really cool stuff.
RMEDTECH did some research and found a few of these 3Dprinted gadgets that are used with wind energy.
This is a 3D printed wind turbine that you can carry with you. It is mobile and you can take it anywhere with you, for example when you go camping or need some power outside far away from electricity. It is cheaper than some other options and it’s easy to use.
2. A Windcharger
Now you can ride your bicycle, leave a stream of bubbles, and charge your phone all at once. The 3D printed windcharger is a very useful and simple gadget. It works kind of like a dynamo and you simply need to print a type of generator and a USB-like charger. Now, you can get fit, generate electricity, and have some fun at the same time.
3. The Klapotetz
This is a nifty gadget for farmers or people growing their own vegetable or herb gardens. The Klapotetz is like a small windmill device that makes a sound when the wind blows it. The device is printed through a 3D printer and can be used to scare away birds and other animals to protect crops and gardens.
4. A Chillbomb
The chillbomb is a way to cool drinks or food with the wind. The idea basically works like this: you place the drink of choice inside the 3D printed chillbomb and then inside a cloth or sock that has been soaked in water. Leave it out in the wind and your drink will be cooled down with a few degrees. This is a result of evaporation – don’t you just love science?
All of these gadgets can be printed by a 3D printer and simply used in everyday life. These are only a few and you can find a lot more cool gadgets and plans online. Visit the USEFUL LINKS page for more information on wind power and gadgets. There are so many cool things you can do and a lot of it you can make from things you have at home if you don’t have a 3D printer. These gadgets are not only good for the environment, it will also save you on energy costs and let you have some creative fun.