Friday, 22 July 2011

A 3D Printed Crab

It is occasionally fun to profile a specific 3D Printed object, just to get a sense of the 'art of the possible'. This crab caught my attention. Printed on a ZCorp printer in full color. From the ZCorp Flickr photostream, the model may have been created by 3D services company OffloadStudios.

Thursday, 21 July 2011

The Clone Factory 3D Prints You

Would you like a 3D Printed Doll of yourself, at a special time in your life? Perhaps your wedding, during pregnancy ... the possibilities are endless. The Clone Factory, a commercial operation in Japan will take on the challenge.

(My thanks to Danny Choo for introducing me to Japanese cultural trends and how they are beginning to intersect with the world of 3D Printing and Digital Replication)

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

3D Printing and the future of manufacturing-driven growth

"An economist visiting China sees a large number of men digging with shovels to build a dam. His host points to how many men are employed. The economist points out that fewer men with the right equipment could build more efficiently. “But then we wouldn’t be employing the other men,” the host replies. “Well, in that case, why not give them all spoons?”"

Mark P. Mills, writing for Forbes is optimistic. He says "The third manufacturing revolution is upon us.  America has the advantage.  The whole world will participate and economic growth, and full employment, will follow, again."