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3D Printing: Game-Changing Applications for Consumers

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Mydesign
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Mydesign   10/4/2013 7:45:20 AM
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"There are a number of pioneering companies that are leveraging 3D printing business models to capitalize on this trend"

AL Bunshaft, there is no doubt that it's going to be a revolution in printing technology. But at the same time R&D is going for 4D & 5D technologies , all these can create great things.

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Re: Printing Technology
Debera Harward   10/4/2013 11:15:43 AM
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3D printing is definitely a game changer we can see how technology is becoming advance day in and day out . Initially 3D printing was just used to develop or print materials , objects for home decore and so on but now it is commonly used for customizing objects . One of the most eye capturing usage of 3d printing is development of human organs by tissues this is really very great, These organs like kidneys can be used for transplants. I bet in future this technology will definitely become a major boom .

far911
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far911   10/5/2013 1:00:59 PM
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it is a real innovation ,and very useful, but will it be cost effective.

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NadineJ   10/6/2013 10:11:45 AM
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I agree.  5-D is definitely the future of innovation.  I've been following th is movement for a few years and have started to integrate this type of design thinking into my projects.

This is a nice list of companies in the 3-D market.  But, the claim "game changing" needs to be followed up with more editorial commentary.  Yes, the "Bespoke/Maker/DIY/Custom" trend has evolved over the last ten years. Tell me more about how these companies aren't just doing cool stuff but really creating change in the market.

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Re: Printing Technology
Mydesign   10/7/2013 5:38:12 AM
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"3D printing is definitely a game changer we can see how technology is becoming advance day in and day out . Initially 3D printing was just used to develop or print materials , objects for home decore and so on but now it is commonly used for customizing objects ."

Debera, there is no doubt that this technology is a game changer, but when it will be available for common man use is the question.

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Mydesign   10/7/2013 5:39:50 AM
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"it is a real innovation ,and very useful, but will it be cost effective."

Far911, at this point of time, it won't be cost effective because of low production. When it goes for massive production the cost can come down further to bottom level.

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Liability of designs
ChuckMahoney   10/7/2013 10:42:20 AM
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Who owns the liability of a consumer printed toy? Safety is a big concern in the toy industry, from small parts, choking hazards, lacerations, pthaliates, hazardous chemicals, etc. If a child is injured by a 3D printed toy, whose fault is it? Maybe it depends on where the design came from. I can see that someone will sue the printer manufacturer, the website that hosted the design, the designer and anyone else associated with the model. Even in cases where the consumer creates their own toy, the printer manufacturer and software vendor might be held liable. 

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Ann R. Thryft   10/7/2013 1:41:49 PM
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ChuckMahoney brings up some interesting questions about liability for consumer 3D printing. There are other questions about who owns the intellectual property and how it's reused, for both consumer and commercial 3D printing. It will be interesting to see how all this plays out.

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taimoortariq   10/7/2013 7:19:05 PM
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3D printing just knows no horizons. It would be wise to say that it has stirred the whole world with its limitless applications and utility. Its great to see how this device has been incorporated in so many diverse fields. No wonder why people are motivated to learn 3D softwares enthusiasticly. It is definitley making them self sufficient and innovative.

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AnandY   10/8/2013 8:13:18 AM
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After seeing what 3D Printing has done in home decorations and art material, I can confidently say it is a game changer. Now it's revolution in to the medical scene looks quite fascinating. Using the 3D printing technology to produce body tissues and organs like the kidney looks unreal and scary. Who would want to try a print out kidney transplant? It sure will be interesting to see how far this goes.

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