While 3D printers seem to be just one more piece of the Star Trek set that’s come to life in the past decade a lot of people are wondering why they’re necessary in the home. It makes sense to have them in industries where fabricating parts saves time and money, or in science labs where specialized items are the order of the day, but will the average household really benefit from a 3D printer?
Yes. And just look at the growing popularity of 3D sex toy designs to see how.
Why sex toys?
Sex toys represent the perfect example of why 3D printers are going to be popular for home use. Sex toys are a very common item, they can be on the costly side to purchase, and they can be difficult to get hold of as the market currently stands.
Now add 3D printers to the mix.
People shopping for sex toys suddenly have a lot more freedom than they did before. First of all there is no need to go to the local adult store to browse a limited selection, or to order something online and wait for it to be shipped. The buyer can simply purchase the design and print it out quickly and easily at home. Because the user is only buying the digital design it means there’s never going to be an “out of stock” sex toy, and the cost is going to be pennies on the dollar compared to buying the end product. There are no manufacturing costs, shipping costs, retail markup, etc. Just the initial design, and then it’s printed out and ready to go.