Only recently has 3D printing gone from sci-fi fantasy to something exclusive to tech junkies to a consumer level peripheral. It has widespread adoption and provides countless benefits around personalisation to businesses and consumers.
“With the promise of a truly unique and personalised product, people who build their own PCs are turning to 3D printers to ensure their builds stand-out and make an impression. As more and more gamers move away from buying off-the-shelf PCs and start building their own, there’s a growing trend for creating personalised and customised rigs. Not only do people building PCs enjoy the experience of designing and making them, but it satisfies their demand for a truly unique PC that sets them apart from the crowd. Like everyone, gamers yearn to have something to call their own. When you build a computer that you have invested lots of time and money in, and that computer reflects your personality creatively, you can’t help but feel rewarded every time you boot it up to play a game.”Benjamin Lzicar, Technical Analyst at Crucial
With social media platforms making it simple to share ideas and creations, more enthusiasts are encouraged to try and create their own custom modifications. This is personalising the gaming experience more than ever before.
“`By 3D printing your own parts, you are able to personalise a lot more than just the colour of your case. For example, say you bought some RGB DRAM for your build and not only did you want to customise the lighting setup, but you also wanted to customise the lightbar itself — with 3D printing, you can. If you need an adapter to mount your new SSD but don’t have one, you can simply print one in your house. You can also 3D print your favourite gaming character and have him stand guard inside your case over your precious graphics card!”Lzicar continued
Just like regular printers, it won’t be long before more household have a 3D printer than not. Improvements and pressure on price reduction will make 3D printing capabilities more accessible than before. Even if you don’t have one today, there are plenty of places including some libraries and maker centers where you can use one on site.
“So, if you would like to personalise your PC, try 3D printing parts for yourself. Whether that’s with your own 3D printer or using one in a shop down the road, if you want your PC build to be truly unique, 3D printing your parts is a fun and cost-effective way to do so.”Benjamin Lzicar concluded