HOME  |  NEWS  |  BLOGS  |  MESSAGES  |  FEATURES  |  VIDEOS  |  WEBINARS  |  INDUSTRIES  |  FOCUS ON FUNDAMENTALS
  |  REGISTER  |  LOGIN  |  HELP
<<  <  Page 4/4
Ann R. Thryft
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Volume may make the difference
Ann R. Thryft   9/3/2013 11:55:31 AM
NO RATINGS
Thanks, Rob. You're sure right about higher materials volumes making cost go down--but only if they start being sold by third parties so there's an open market. Something crudely similar happened with inkjet and laser printer ink cartridges, which were insanely high priced as long as you could only get them from printer manufacturers. Once that opened up, prices went way down. I say "crudely similar" because ink is basically ink, with a few color differences, whereas the types of 3D printing materials are far more numerous.

Cadman-LT
User Rank
Platinum
Re: 2025?
Cadman-LT   9/2/2013 12:31:42 PM
NO RATINGS
I forgot to compliment you Ann on your article. I still think that 2025 is crazy!...hehe

Cadman-LT
User Rank
Platinum
2025?
Cadman-LT   9/2/2013 12:19:27 PM
NO RATINGS
Sorry. had to repost. That 2025 is just so wrong. They are doing it now and in the last year it has blown up. So to think it could take that long is just wrong. Way wrong.

Cadman-LT
User Rank
Platinum
Re: Need a tracking sheet
Cadman-LT   9/2/2013 12:11:18 PM
NO RATINGS
Jim...I agree. I think it is growing too fast. I'm not sure what to make of it yet. People are just jumping in to make money. That can either be a good thing or a bad thing. I think bad. We'll see.

Cadman-LT
User Rank
Platinum
Re: 2025?
Cadman-LT   9/2/2013 12:03:48 PM
NO RATINGS
We've only talked about this for a year or two and look at where it has gone...another 2 years will prolly do it.

Cadman-LT
User Rank
Platinum
2025?
Cadman-LT   9/2/2013 12:00:05 PM
NO RATINGS
Hey Ann, that guy is crazy. Look how far it has come in just a few years. I give it...ummm now. lol I think it's already being done. Am I wrong?

JimT@Future-Product-Innovations
User Rank
Blogger
Need a tracking sheet
JimT@Future-Product-Innovations   8/31/2013 12:17:09 PM
NO RATINGS
Like the vendor barking at the ballpark- "GIT YER PROGRAMS--Ya can't follow the game, if ya DON'T have yer PROGRAM!"   Ann, we've dialogued on this multiple times, and I was previously confident to talk from experience and recollection – but this industry is unfolding almost exponentially now, and it takes a focused analyst and a tracking sheet to keep tabs on everything.

I see three factors converging & expanding, almost fluidly as an industrial life-form:

·         Manufacturers – springing up, getting acquired, dropping out, booming;

·         Technologies – wet, dry, high-res, low res, expensive, economical;

·         Materials – SLA's, FDM's SLS's  - multiple variations of each, and more

Have you even considered trying to compile a Website or Quick-REF resource to point out the Pros & Cons of each option available to Design Engineers-?  (Notice I put the query to YOU, not to ME!)  (;>)

Rob Spiegel
User Rank
Blogger
Volume may make the difference
Rob Spiegel   8/30/2013 3:11:12 PM
NO RATINGS
Nice blog, Ann. My guess is that the materials used in 3D printing will at some point become less expensive simply because of volume. In a few years, there will probably be a handful of materials and much of the 3D technology will become less proprietary. That will open the doors for reduced overall cost.

<<  <  Page 4/4


Partner Zone
Latest Analysis
Factory floor engineers may soon be able to operate machinery and monitor equipment status simply by tapping their eyeglasses.
GE Aviation not only plans to use 3D printing to mass-produce metal parts for its LEAP jet engine, but it's also developing a separate technology for 3D-printing metal parts used in its other engines.
In this TED presentation, Wayne Cotter, a computer engineer turned standup comic, explains why engineers are natural comedians.
IBM's new SyNAPSE chip makes it possible for computers to both memorize and compute simultaneously.
The “Space Kid,” 11, will be one of the first civilians to have his design manufactured in space by NASA, thanks to the City X Project, which inspires kids to think about new 3D-printed inventions that could be useful for humans living in space.
More:Blogs|News
Design News Webinar Series
9/10/2014 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
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
Quick Poll
The Continuing Education Center offers engineers an entirely new way to get the education they need to formulate next-generation solutions.
Sep 22 - 26, MCU Software Development – A Step-by-Step Guide (Using a Real Eval Board)
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: September 30 - October 2
Sponsored by Altera
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