3d printing future

Forecasting the Future

Forecasting the Future

Looking ahead is tricky business. Many try, but most can’t do it well. Predicting what might occur in a year from now is one thing, but looking further out, such as years or longer, is difficult. Megatrends author John Naisbitt said, “The most reliable way to forecast the future is to understand the present.” That’s […]

Looking ahead is tricky business. Many try, but most can’t do it well. Predicting what might occur in a year from now is one thing, but looking further out, such as years or longer, is difficult. Megatrends author John Naisbitt said, “The most reliable way to forecast...
Dubai’s Crown Prince Visits 3D Printed Office to Meet with Future Foundation

Dubai’s Crown Prince Visits 3D Printed Office to Meet with Future Foundation

As of late, Dubai, the most populated city-state in the United Arab Emirate (UAE), has become home to significant disruptive innovation, particularly on the 3D printing front. Famous for their luxurious shopping, sky-toppling architecture, and lavish nightlife, the city is now growing into one of the premier tech destinations in the entire world. One of their […]

As of late, Dubai, the most populated city-state in the United Arab Emirate (UAE), has become home to significant disruptive innovation, particularly on the 3D printing front. Famous for their luxurious shopping, sky-toppling architecture, and lavish nightlife, the...
Is Your Business Ready for the Impending Digital Transformation? Many Surveyed Say No.

Is Your Business Ready for the Impending Digital Transformation? Many Surveyed Say No.

There are probably numerous businesses around the world that see themselves as still just getting over becoming completely computerized. No matter the system in your business, whether you are still hand-writing receipts for your customers and drowning in a constant sea of paper on your desk or already completely paperless, wireless, and everything streamlined—more changes […]

There are probably numerous businesses around the world that see themselves as still just getting over becoming completely computerized. No matter the system in your business, whether you are still hand-writing receipts for your customers and drowning in a constant...
The Reports of 3D Printing's Death Are Greatly Exaggerated

The Reports of 3D Printing's Death Are Greatly Exaggerated

“The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated.” – Mark Twain   Like most, I revel in the idea of an argument I can win, so when our editor-in-chief asked if I’d like to take on the latest codswallop (yes, she really uses that word) regarding the impending apocalypse of 3D printing, I was all […]

“The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated.” – Mark Twain   Like most, I revel in the idea of an argument I can win, so when our editor-in-chief asked if I’d like to take on the latest codswallop (yes, she really uses that word) regarding the impending...
UK Government Report Says 3D Printing is a Threat to National Security, and That Should Scare You

UK Government Report Says 3D Printing is a Threat to National Security, and That Should Scare You

The Ministry of Defence is a government department within the UK that takes responsibility for managing the nation’s official defense policy and their various armed forces. However it also has broader responsibilities that include protecting the country’s overseas interests, working to maintain peace and stability internationally and looking ahead to prevent unexpected or unforeseen dangers […]

The Ministry of Defence is a government department within the UK that takes responsibility for managing the nation’s official defense policy and their various armed forces. However it also has broader responsibilities that include protecting the country’s...
Opportunities in Metal 3D Printing -- A Few Questions For: IDTechEx

Opportunities in Metal 3D Printing -- A Few Questions For: IDTechEx

If there are two things we know about 3D printing, it’s that opportunities are rising rapidly in the metals sector and that trade shows are a great place to hear about the who, what, why, and where behind all the trends. Coming up in April is the next US event in the Inside 3D Printing […]

If there are two things we know about 3D printing, it’s that opportunities are rising rapidly in the metals sector and that trade shows are a great place to hear about the who, what, why, and where behind all the trends. Coming up in April is the next US event...
According to Futurists We Will Be 3D Printing Underwater Cities, House-Moving Drones and Even Our Meals within 100 Years

According to Futurists We Will Be 3D Printing Underwater Cities, House-Moving Drones and Even Our Meals within 100 Years

Being a futurist has to be a pretty great job. Not only do you get to spend all of your time thinking about how the world is going to be in the future, but no one is really going to be able to check your work because by the time we get to the future […]

Being a futurist has to be a pretty great job. Not only do you get to spend all of your time thinking about how the world is going to be in the future, but no one is really going to be able to check your work because by the time we get to the future you’ll all be...
Fashion Drives Economy in Los Angeles & 3D Printing Will Transform Future of Design & Production

Fashion Drives Economy in Los Angeles & 3D Printing Will Transform Future of Design & Production

Without having ever dipped one toe into the glittering pool of celebrity, glamour, and excitement that surrounds Los Angeles, nearly anyone can tell you that fashion is a big part of that city’s society—as is typical with most metropolitan areas, although many have their own well-known styles—from sophisticated New York to southern Atlanta to big-city […]

Without having ever dipped one toe into the glittering pool of celebrity, glamour, and excitement that surrounds Los Angeles, nearly anyone can tell you that fashion is a big part of that city’s society—as is typical with most metropolitan areas, although many have...
Predictions for Future Include a Healthy Dose of 3D Printing

Predictions for Future Include a Healthy Dose of 3D Printing

We’re only a couple of days in to the new year and so the idea of 2016 still feels like the future…and, for now, most of it is. So, without a crystal ball at your disposal, how can anybody know what the future holds? As a professor of design history, it should come as no […]

We’re only a couple of days in to the new year and so the idea of 2016 still feels like the future…and, for now, most of it is. So, without a crystal ball at your disposal, how can anybody know what the future holds? As a professor of design history, it...
Hexa Research Makes Projections for 3D Printing into 2020, Lack of Skill Sets May Impede Progression

Hexa Research Makes Projections for 3D Printing into 2020, Lack of Skill Sets May Impede Progression

Rocket thrusters. Microscopic art. . Complex face transplantation. Allowing us to innovate in an incredibly complex manner, the benefits of 3D printing are deceptively simple–and definitely undeniable. We can do what we’ve never done before. Check. We can do it faster, better, and with much less waste. Triple check. We can do it more affordably–meaning […]

Rocket thrusters. Microscopic art. . Complex face transplantation. Allowing us to innovate in an incredibly complex manner, the benefits of 3D printing are deceptively simple–and definitely undeniable. We can do what we’ve never done before. Check. We can do it...
Good Morning 2029!  A World I Don't Recognize

Good Morning 2029! A World I Don't Recognize

The thing I love most about technology is that its progress is oftentimes plotted along an exponential curve.  As time moves forward the rate of progress increases by an ever expanding amount. Moore’s law is the most well known example of exponential growth within an industry. Moore’s law states that the number of transistors which […]

The thing I love most about technology is that its progress is oftentimes plotted along an exponential curve.  As time moves forward the rate of progress increases by an ever expanding amount. Moore’s law is the most well known example of exponential growth...
Clément Moreau, CEO & Co-Founder of Sculpteo, Discusses 3D Printing's Future and His Vision for the Company

Clément Moreau, CEO & Co-Founder of Sculpteo, Discusses 3D Printing's Future and His Vision for the Company

While many analysts believe that 3D printers will eventually be within nearly every home, sort of like a microwave is now, we are not quite there yet. Sales of desktop 3D printers are not exactly blowing anyone away. In fact, in 2014 fewer than 250,000 3D printers were sold globally, and while this number is expected to […]

While many analysts believe that 3D printers will eventually be within nearly every home, sort of like a microwave is now, we are not quite there yet. Sales of desktop 3D printers are not exactly blowing anyone away. In fact, in 2014 fewer than 250,000 3D printers...
Italian Researchers Expect 3D Printed Eyes by 2027, Providing Enhanced Vision & WiFi Connection

Italian Researchers Expect 3D Printed Eyes by 2027, Providing Enhanced Vision & WiFi Connection

There’s one thing you may have begun to notice about digital design and 3D printing: whatever you think might happen in the future is probably going to advance far beyond whatever you envisioned or thought might be a cool idea. And literally, one day you may be envisioning your entire world, and recording it as […]

There’s one thing you may have begun to notice about digital design and 3D printing: whatever you think might happen in the future is probably going to advance far beyond whatever you envisioned or thought might be a cool idea. And literally, one day you may be...
Will.i.am: 'Eventually 3D Printing Will Print People'

Will.i.am: 'Eventually 3D Printing Will Print People'

We all likely have realized by now that the rate of technological progress increases over time. For example, we will likely see as much progress in the next decade as we have in the last 30 years combined. This accelerating rate of development in technology ultimately will equate to a world alien to most of […]

We all likely have realized by now that the rate of technological progress increases over time. For example, we will likely see as much progress in the next decade as we have in the last 30 years combined. This accelerating rate of development in technology ultimately...
Qualcomm Patent Hints at a World Where Things Are Fixed Before You Know They're Broken -- The 3D Printed Future

Qualcomm Patent Hints at a World Where Things Are Fixed Before You Know They're Broken -- The 3D Printed Future

Imagine a world where critical parts for everything from appliances to electronic devices is detected and monitored via sensors attached through the Internet of Things (IoT) network, and inventory is built and sent with a 3D printer — all before you have any idea it’s needed. A world where you never forget a gift for your wedding […]

Imagine a world where critical parts for everything from appliances to electronic devices is detected and monitored via sensors attached through the Internet of Things (IoT) network, and inventory is built and sent with a 3D printer — all before you have any...
MIT, Autodesk & Stratasys are Working With 'Secret' Materials to Develop New 4D Printing Applications

MIT, Autodesk & Stratasys are Working With 'Secret' Materials to Develop New 4D Printing Applications

3D printing has come a long way since its inception in 1984. Today, we can print amazing things — from toys on home desktop 3D printers to replacement parts for hardware to advanced prostheses to living tissue. The array of materials available for printing is also widening, from standard plastic resins to chocolates to DNA. […]

3D printing has come a long way since its inception in 1984. Today, we can print amazing things — from toys on home desktop 3D printers to replacement parts for hardware to advanced prostheses to living tissue. The array of materials available for printing is...
What Does The Future Hold For 3D Printing & 4D Printing?

What Does The Future Hold For 3D Printing & 4D Printing?

We’re  only halfway through 2014, and countless new breakthroughs have already hit the headlines. From personalised printing to 4D printers, consumers have suddenly been able to buy a bottle of Coca Cola with their name on it, and order customised 3D printed toys from Amazon. So what do the next few years have in store for […]

We’re  only halfway through 2014, and countless new breakthroughs have already hit the headlines. From personalised printing to 4D printers, consumers have suddenly been able to buy a bottle of Coca Cola with their name on it, and order customised 3D printed...
Five 3D Printing Predictions For the Next Five Years

Five 3D Printing Predictions For the Next Five Years

The amount of innovation we have seen within the 3D printing industry in the last three years has outdone all the innovation within the industry in the prior 20 years. This can be seen by the total number of patents filed over the last 30 years within the industry. As prices come down, thousands of […]

The amount of innovation we have seen within the 3D printing industry in the last three years has outdone all the innovation within the industry in the prior 20 years. This can be seen by the total number of patents filed over the last 30 years within the industry. As...
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