3D Printers As Technological Invention


The advent of technology and the ways through which it influences our lives has played a pivotal role in influencing our day to day activities. Some of the new technologies that have emerged in recent times expanding the scope of amenities and conveniences will be discussed during the course of this discussion.
One of such inventions is 3D Printing. Also known as Additive Manufacturing the process of 3D Printing allows three dimensional formation of any object of any shape from its digital model. With the help of the additive process, successive layers are laid down in different shapes through which a 3D image of various shapes can be obtained (Wright, 2001).
Also, a 3D printer operates robotically as it has the ability of carrying out the printing process under computer control.  It is interesting to note here that 3D printers have been present since 1980, but became popular and extensive in terms of usage recently. Their massive usage in these times has led to a sharp drop in their prices all over the world. According to the famous consultancy firm, Wohlers Associates, the total worth of 3D printers and services today is worth $2.2 billion in 2012 which is 29% greater when compared with figures of 2011 (Easton, 2008).
With the advancements and innovations taking place in the field of technology and medical science it is probable that the use and modifications in the model of 3D printing will definitely increase and rise in times to come. Experts all over the world whether they belong to the field of medicine or engineering are interested to study details of any problem in a manner that can provide them with greater scope to understand the problem and its dynamics. In this context 3D printing is definitely something that will help them in their work and hence it is more likely that the market worth of such products will increase in times to come.
Another area where innovations have made and developed conveniences for people in recent times is in the form of Fibre Channel over Ethernet is a computer network technology that synchronizes the function of Fibre channels with ether networks. This allows Fibre Channel to use 10-Gigabit Ethernet or even of higher speeds while preserving the fibre channel protocol at the same time. One of the key applications of this entire network application process is in the form of storage area networks or SANs.
FCoE has particular application in data centers which comes in handy in different server virtualization products and applications along with others that require many physical I/O connections per server. Some of the key advantages that are obtained through such consolidation of networks are that the numbers of network interface cards that need to be used are reduced (EMC, 2013).
Secondly, this also helps in reducing costs of cables and power connections as well as reduces cooling costs.  Keeping in mind that the scope of virtualization and its applications in the industry is constantly on the rise with innovations taking place at a rampant pace, there remains no doubt that FCoE will definitely be used on a massive scale by all organizations.

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