Leslie Langnau's Blog – April 2011 Archive (3)

3D printer vendors to meet with Washington to discuss this potentially disruptive technology

It’s a question that needs an answer, and it looks as though the copyright and intellectual property rights issues this question poses are getting some high profile attention. Good. 3D Systems Corporation plans to sponsor and participate in ‘3D/DC: 3D Printing Comes to the Nation’s Capital,’ on April 28, 2011 in the Rayburn House Office Building, . . .

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Added by Leslie Langnau on April 25, 2011 at 10:21am — No Comments

Automotive 3.0—the next revolution in prototyping and design?

The automotive industry used to be a source for design innovation. It could be again, and very soon.  One company, Local Motors (LM) is working on creating the next generation of auto manufacturing. One where you make the call as to how your car should look and the features and capabilities it should have? Local Motors (LM) has developed an interesting business model that gives you the ability to custom design your car, and economically build it. The company develops a community that brings…

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Added by Leslie Langnau on April 20, 2011 at 9:59am — No Comments

How copying could get home-use 3D printing in trouble

I’ve learned not to say that some new idea or technical innovation won’t happen. Take the “home-use 3D printer market,” for example. At some point, it will become an item almost as ubiquitous as the home PC printer (who knows, someone might take the PC printer and the 3D printer and merge them into a hybrid product.) The technical challenges, including size, materials, quality, and cost will be solved one day.



Using 3D printers to “print” repair and replacement parts are just…

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Added by Leslie Langnau on April 4, 2011 at 8:25am — 4 Comments

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