While 3D printing is a relatively new technology, it’s been growing impressively quickly and permeating into almost every discipline. Its uses are practically limitless- from creating new and beautiful kinds of art to saving lives in a hospital. This technology is changing the way we do a lot of things. But something you may not have heard about is how this technology is simplifying the world of locksmithing.
In the last few years, a few new tools have been developed by a variety of companies for locksmiths. The Electronic Key Impressioner (or EKI) is one such technology that has been announced, and its goal is to make the lives of locksmiths and their customers easier. It does this by scanning the lock in question to create a model of a key for a 3D printer. This data is transferred to a computer where a new key can be printed for the customer.
The implications of this kind of technology range from exciting to a bit anxiety inducing- in the wrong hands, of course, this type of tool could be dangerous. However, the inventors of the technology assure their critics that the device will only be available to licensed locksmiths, and that appropriate cyber security measures will be taken to protect personal information. With the right precautions, we could be well on our way to faster, easier locksmith visits.
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