Tag Archives: Additive Manufacturing

De-hyping 3D Printing; Assessing its Economic Impact

Not long ago, market research firm GARTNER declared 3D Printing to be at the peak of its hype cycle. Empirical evidence would seem to back this up. The hype is slowly being replaced by more critical examinations of additive manufacturing … Continue reading

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5 things to Know about MakerBot’s new 3D Printer

MakerBot released its Replicator II last week to much fanfare. I largely ignored the press release, as 3D Printing is officially now at the height of it’s Hype Cycle. This is when I generally tune out. Just to underscore this … Continue reading

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The Material Web 1.0 and Creative Capitalism

by Fred Abler By now we all know that 3D Printing is Fab’ulous. People are 3D printing everything: jawbones, human blood vessels, medicines, concrete buildings, working semi-automatic rifles, cassette shaped MP3 players, and even entire museum collections. Last week a … Continue reading

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3D Printing with Concrete – The Future of Construction?

by Fred Abler The ability to ‘materialize’ 3D geometry with additive manufacturing has revolutionized rapid prototyping and design, and in some cases replaced machining of limited-run parts or specialty fittings, etc. However, it has yet to replace any significant manufacturing … Continue reading

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Museums Turn to 3D – FormFonts offers to Help Smithsonian

Like everything else, Museums are being disrupted by the Interwebs. The idea of getting into a car on a Saturday morning and driving 30 miles (or more) to walk around inside a very large quiet building.. just to look at … Continue reading

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Sweet Genius!

by Fred Abler The Food Network has a new show called Sweet Genius. At first I was skeptical, but the strange charisma of Master Pasty Chef, Ron Ben-Israel (judge), his wacky IS’ray-lee accent, and, the shows design-school-studio format, have won … Continue reading

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