HOME  |  NEWS  |  BLOGS  |  MESSAGES  |  FEATURES  |  VIDEOS  |  WEBINARS  |  INDUSTRIES  |  FOCUS ON FUNDAMENTALS
  |  REGISTER  |  LOGIN  |  HELP
ljds9f8394
User Rank
Iron
flyer
ljds9f8394   6/1/2014 2:05:36 AM
NO RATINGS
A flyer or flier, also called a circular, handbill or leaflet, is a form of paper advertisement intended for wide distribution and typically posted or distributed in a public place or through the mail.

Toronto flyers printing | Calgary flyers printing | Winnipeg flyers printing | Montreal flyers printing | Regina flyers printing | Saskatoon flyers printing | Ottawa flyers printing | Edmonton flyers printing | Vancouver envelopes printing |

Atlanta flyers printing | Boston flyers printing | Chicago flyers printing | Arizona flyers printing | Miami flyers printing | New York flyers printing

SoCalPE
User Rank
Gold
Endless Additive Uses
SoCalPE   9/29/2011 6:04:03 PM
NO RATINGS
Building the body panels is great.  Functional, durable, aesthetically pleasing, and relatively fast to create.  There will be no end to the uses of additive manufacturing.  I am very intrigued by the idea of large scale builds with this technology.  How about Moon bases, custom housing?  Endless possibilities...  http://www.fastcompany.com/1579263/3-d-printing-whole-buildings-in-stonein-space-this-printer-rocks

 

Beth Stackpole
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Mass customization is where it's at
Beth Stackpole   8/22/2011 2:36:41 PM
NO RATINGS
Dave,

I actually did a story on the Urbee a while back and to my knowledge, it was (at that point) the first vehicle to use 3D printing to produce not just individual components, but the bulk of the vehicle body. My understanding was that KOR Logic was just leveraging 3D printing for the efficient production of prototypes, not production vehicles. I don't think the technology is there yet.

Dave Palmer
User Rank
Platinum
Re: Mass customization is where it's at
Dave Palmer   8/22/2011 2:26:23 PM
NO RATINGS
Beth, I think you hit the nail on the head.  The real value of additive manufacturing lies in its potential for customization.  This is of obvious use in medical and dental applications, where prostheses can be custom made for the recipient's body.  But I was less impressed by the 1/6 scale model car.  Is this really the first model car made using a 3D printer? Am I missing something?

Also - and more importantly - is Urbee's plan to use 3D printing to make body panels for the production vehicle? There are big differences in material properties between FRP and ABS.  ABS does not have anywhere near the strength and stiffness of FRP.  I would be very concerned about the safety of this vehicle if the plan is really to use ABS in production.

Beth Stackpole
User Rank
Blogger
Mass customization is where it's at
Beth Stackpole   8/22/2011 9:15:28 AM
NO RATINGS
Informative piece that really gives you a sense of the range of what additive manufacturing is capable of. I think Doug's reporting around how additive manufacturing advances are going to facilitate mass customization is really the crux of why this technology has so much potential and why there's so much interest across sectors and particularly in the medical and dental care markets. Being able to cost-effectively produce hearing aids and dental implants that are customized to the individual patient will go a long way in making devices that have been too expensive or too uncomfortable to wear part of patients' daily care.

 

 



Partner Zone
Latest Analysis
Take a look through these film and TV robots from 1990 through 1994.
The Soofa is an urban smart bench that provides mobile device charging as well as collects environmental information via wireless sensors.
Sciaky, provider of electron-beam additive manufacturing (EBAM) services, will start selling these machines commercially in September. The company has used its EBAM 3D printing technology for making very large, high-value, metal prototypes and production parts for aerospace and defense OEMs.
At this year’s Google I/O, the spotlight was pointed on gender inequality in the high-tech industry. Google has established a new initiative that it hopes will even out the playing field, Made w/Code. Part of this initiative will fund free online courses in basic coding.
Self-driving vehicle technology could grow rapidly over the next two decades, with nearly 95 million “autonomous-capable” cars being sold annually around the world by 2035, a new study predicts.
More:Blogs|News
Design News Webinar Series
7/23/2014 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
7/17/2014 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
6/25/2014 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
5/13/2014 10:00 a.m. California / 1:00 p.m. New York / 6:00 p.m. London
Quick Poll
The Continuing Education Center offers engineers an entirely new way to get the education they need to formulate next-generation solutions.
Aug 4 - 8, Introduction to Linux Device Drivers
SEMESTERS: 1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6


Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.
Next Class: August 12 - 14
Sponsored by igus
Learn More   |   Login   |   Archived Classes
Twitter Feed
Design News Twitter Feed
Like Us on Facebook

Sponsored Content

Technology Marketplace

Copyright © 2014 UBM Canon, A UBM company, All rights reserved. Privacy Policy | Terms of Service