Is theft of IP a big deal in 3D Printing? With 3D Scanning and the ability to print anything, this is something firms need to be aware of. Check out this 3D Printing Podcast and listen!
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are safer materials happening with 3D Printing? Check out this quick podcast and see what the debate is. The 3D Printing Podcast is the official podcast of the 3D Printing industry
Here is a quick 3D Printing podcast which talks about a brand (libraries) using 3D Printing to update the firm! And did you know you can go to a library and find a 3D Printer?
Oliver Can be reached here for more questions.
Will 3D Printing yield and use salter materials? Where is the future of 3D Printing heading?
Here is quick interview about the book How to 3D Print Money. In it a couple of chapters are discussed. The interview is light and quick!
The book is available for download here
This book is also available at Amazon.com
Listen to this quick 3D Printing Podcast and see what we think about the overall cost of 3D Printing. Is it too expensive?
Listen to this quick 3D Printing Podcast and learn about whether or not 3D Printing will replace the assembly line.
Are 3D Printing files too big? Listen to some 3D Printing Trade Association members talk about the space needed.
There have been some meteoric rises in the 3d Printing Industry. But a couple of problems persist:
Lack of a Single Defining Application
Historically, personal computers became ubiquitous through their productivity applications. Investment in personal computers became a tangible benefit due to the presence of productivity applications, such as VisiCalc and Word. 2D paper-based printers enabled similar efficiencies. Such applications are conspicuously absent in 3D printers. Their use has remained confined to a niche audience of hobbyists enthralled by the future possibilities of the technology.
Within the mainstream market, 3D printers are mainly used to prototype models for designers and body parts for medical students. The materials commonly used for 3D printing—PLA and ABS, both plastics—and imperfections of the technology make it difficult for average consumers to print useful or complex objects. But that is all changing…
Quality and Material Issues in Manufacturing
3D printing holds much promise in manufacturing. For starters, it can enable crafting of custom products in an easy and cost-effective manner. Secondly, it can shorten supply chain cycles by collapsing multiple product manufacturing processes into a fewer number of steps. But, 3D printing’s limited consumer use is mirrored in the manufacturing sector. According to a report by consulting firm PriceWaterhouse Cooper, only 0.9% of surveyed companies used 3D printing for production of final products or components.