3D printing revolution or evolution? What if...

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Published on March 6, 2014

Author: KatiByrne

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Is 3D printing the new manufacturing revolution or evolution for the digital age?

With all the media hype around 3D printing over the past couple of years there is no way of escaping the wonders of this old yet new and emerging technology. It’s not new because it’s been around for more than 30 years, but it has become more affordable and more accessible in recent years thanks the Open Source movement, the crowd-funding revolution, and lots of clever geeks.

3D printing is one of the most disruptive technologies – will it change the way we create, manufacture, consume and recycle? Will it trigger the return of the cottage industry? You can judge for yourself after seeing a brief overview.

This presentation gives you a flavour of what the technology is all about, how it works, where it’s being used, why it might be the next big thing and what the future might look like.

Table of contents:

What is 3D printing?
How does it work?
Type of 3D printers
Source materials
3D modelling
Model libraries and online design apps
Why use 3D printing? Key advantages
Where is it being used?
Why now?
Gartner hype cycle
Roger’s diffusion of innovations
Will it make money?
Is 3D printing the new manufacturing revolution or evolution for the digital age?
Changing the face of 3D printing
Shaping the future – What if…

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