Having access to a 3D printer at Hammond has definitely changed the way I think about design, production, and consumption (in a school environment at least).
I greatly look forward to the concept of printing to continue to extend from hand written manuscripts to the printing press to 3D printing to this type of molecular crystal printing…
But the most interesting application has to be the potential for 3D-printed pills and medications. The technique could be adapted into a consumer-friendly machine allowing patients to simply print their own medicines in the exact dosages they need.
via Scientists Produce Rounded Crystals That Could Lead To 3D-Printed Pills.