The automotive industry used to be a source for design innovation. It could be again, and very soon. One company, Local Motors (LM) is working on creating the next generation of auto manufacturing. It has developed an interesting business model … [Read more...] about Automotive 3.0—the next revolution in prototyping and design?
3D Printing Blog
How copying could get home-use 3D printing in trouble
I’ve learned not to say that some new idea or technical innovation won’t happen. Take the “home-use 3D printer market,” for example. At some point, it will become an item almost as ubiquitous as the home PC printer (who knows, someone might take the … [Read more...] about How copying could get home-use 3D printing in trouble
The end of manufacturing as we know it?
What would our economy look like if every home had an additive manufacturing, rapid prototyping system? For example, how would it affect manufacturing? Would it translate into more or fewer jobs? How about transportation? Would we need fewer trucks … [Read more...] about The end of manufacturing as we know it?
For metals:should you go additive or subtractive?
Can you use subtractive processes to make parts out of metal material? Of course. Can you use additive processes to make parts out of metal material? Yes, but . . . The ability to use additive processes to create metal parts is growing. Both … [Read more...] about For metals:should you go additive or subtractive?
Are we there yet?
So is it time to celebrate? After more than 20 years, the consumer media has suddenly taken a new interest in 3D printers and additive prototyping/manufacturing. Granted, the lower cost systems, like those from RapMan and Bits from Bytes, show … [Read more...] about Are we there yet?