Fast Things 8: The Shape Game and Mrs. Incredible

Imagine the answer to life, the universe, and everything is: donut. In a world of Fast Things, 3D Printing is the logical production technology. With our technology, you can go…

Fast Things 7: On Demand Manufacturing, Float Like a Butterfly

“Insurers receive premiums upfront and pay claims later….This collect-now, pay-later model leaves us holding large sums…money we call “float” …that will eventually go to others. Meanwhile, we get to invest…

Fast Things 6: Cradle to Cradle in the Home

The guilt lobotomy that you can perform on your consumer through having them be part of your recycling effort will bear fruit for you. There is, however, a further step…

Fast Things 5: Mine your Bottles

If we speak of fast things, then perhaps worrisome thoughts will emerge in your head. Ever more beautiful landfill poured out into open wounds in the earth, driven by the…

Fast Things 4: Profit Velocity and Design for Profitability in 3D Printing

If we consider a world where fast things will become the predominant arena of profitability in retail, then we will need appropriate metrics to judge our performance by. If we…

Fast Things 3: Make It in the Store

High footfall streets bring shoppers into your store. They browse and try on things, sometimes just for fun. If you had a Desire Engine then your conversion on those things…

Fast Things 2: The Desire Engine

With 3D printing we have the ability to very quickly make products from ideas. In a series of articles centered on the idea of Fast Things, I want to point…

Fast Things: Faster Products & Profits Through 3D Printing

Bricks and mortar retail has been going through an extended crisis for many years now. The rise of online retail, shifts in consumer behavior and the fragmenting of collective media…

One Thing That We Can Still Not 3D Print is the Balance Sheet

With all the progress in 3D printing, we must remind ourselves to stay humble. We are in a very capable industry with accelerating growth and adoption rates. In the eyes…

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