Wednesday, 13 June 2012
CSC presents 3D Printing at TBSC 2012
Vivek Srinivasan of CSC, a provider of technology enabled business solutions and services, has presented 3D Printing at the company's annual Technology and Business Solutions Conference (TBSC) in New Orleans. From the abstract: "Imagine if you could manufacture any part, appliance or tool cheaply from your home in a range of materials from plastics to metals. You would simply create a 3D model and hit print, just like you do when printing a 2D graphic on paper. While it sounds like science fiction, producing physical 3D printed, highly custom objects at home is already a reality. Admittedly, 3D Printing isn't going to take over the bottling plant that churns out 100,000 bottles per hour. Its value lies in short run production applications (quantities from one to one thousand) of highly custom prototypes, products and parts. In low volume situations 3D printing provides a faster and cheaper price against traditional methods. The most exciting prospect for 3D printers is their potential for non-manufacturing sites such as shopping centers, schools and hospitals. This session examines how this fascinating breakthrough technology can spark innovation and bring about new prototyping methods and a new generation of DIY manufacturers."
Posted by Howard Smith