While the domestic printers in three dimensions they are still expensive, slow and not too useful for the common user, its developers continue to investigate to surprise us with improvements and new features that will provide them in a short time of qualities previously unimaginable.
For example, take the case of research that is carrying out the University of Warwick on conductive plastics electricity, which have resulted to the known material as ‘carbomorph’.
It is a plastic that is able to drive certain amounts of electrical energy and that can be used as a raw material of printing in 3D in which you can design tracks of electronic circuits and even flexible sensors.
In addition, in a short time, its creators hope that you can get it to work as complex wiring structures that it can be connected directly to CPUs or to interconnect different circuits.
As a result it will be possible to print devices capable of developing certain features, beyond the mere static piece of plastic or resin, in our homes as controls for games, controls, switches, etc..