Listen to this quick 3D Printing Podcast and see what we think about the overall cost of 3D Printing. Is it too expensive?
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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.
Here are 3 Such trends:
3D printing becomes industrial strength.
Once reserved for prototypes and toys, 3D printing will become industrial strength. There are aircrafts that already contain some 3D-printed components. The technology will also start to be adopted for the direct manufacture of specialist components in industries like defense and automotive. Overall, the number of 3D printed parts in planes, cars and even appliances will increase without you knowing.
3D printing starts saving lives.
3D-printed medical implants will improve the quality of life of someone close to you. Because 3D printing allows products to be custom-matched to an exact body shape, it is being used today for making better titanium bone implants, prosthetic limbs and orthodontic devices. 3D Printing could reduce if not eliminate the organ donor shortage.
Customization becomes the norm.
3D Printing grows, and customers get more and more demanding!
This 3D Printing Podcast takes a different turn as we put our friends at SME “on the spot” a little bit. evin Ayers, Industry Manager over Additive Manufacturing and 3D Technology and Jeannine Kunz, Managing Director, SME is a professional organization for individuals, students, educators and companies involved in manufacturing.
Are 3D Printed materials Safe to put in your mouth?
What happens when we use ceramic? Models made out of ceramics are constructed from alumina silica ceramic powder and sealed with porcelain and silica. The glaze that is applied after printing is a lead free, non-toxic gloss. The material is heat resistant (up to 600°C), recyclable, and currently the only food safe 3D printing material. All of this makes it the perfect material for home decor stuff and table ware, especially when food and beverages get involved.
Custom Insoles can be bought now. But you can also make them! With Sols’ new technology, you can build insoles for other people and start your own business. Check out this quick podcast and find out how you can use this 3D Printing Technology
Is there a demand for 3D Printing? Listen to this funny 1 minute podcast and see what we think!
Here is a one minute podcast about 3d Printing and whether it is too technical for everyone to use