New Mind Development Makes Issues in Home Fabrication of 3D Printing

Document Type : Original Article


1 School of Design, Hunan University, Changsha, China.

2 School of Art and Architecture, Central South University, Changsha, China.

3 School Of Architecture and Environmental Design, Iran University of Science & Technology, Tehran, Iran

4 Industrial Design Centre, Indian Institute of technology Bombay, India.


Despite the existence of a multiplicity of changeable and erratic desires for product design, 3D printer makers often mull about maintaining their market-leading positions. As the household 3D printer market segment has boomed over the recent years, an interesting question arises here whether it is really a good idea to have home fabrication on the basis of a theory that ‘satisfaction’ through the visual form printed by the 3D printer cannot remain the same forever, and lead the prosumers to change the last printed form by frequently printing another design to overcome the satisfaction. This immediately dismisses the last printed form creating a lot of waste/scrap. Here, we have arrived at the hypothesis that ‘it is not possible to obtain waste/pollution requirements in the future by sending a 3D printer to every house without having a proper solution’. In order to understand this phenomenon, first of all, the research paper tries to prove it through literature review; then mathematical argument supports the findings. In the end, all these arrive at a recommendation. To meet the requirements of a sustainable society in the future we need re-manufacturing which is just operated by prosumer.


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