Publicity or Progress? Print with a Purpose.

I was reading an article about a group 3D printing a house. It got me thinking, are these just stunts or science? It seems like there is a race to be, “The first to 3D print…” without much regard to practicality or purpose. Can I ever see a point in the future where we’ll print houses? Not likely. If they raise awareness and investibility in the industry I think it’s great, but it could also serve to create false expectations in an uneducated public. Dramatic demonstrations have their place, but let’s not lose sight of the real world where the revenue will be made.

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