Leslie Langnau's Blog – May 2011 Archive (2)

How do we grow the Additive Manufacturing market?

Based on discussions I had with various vendors at the 2011 RAPID show, I would not be surprised to see the Additive Manufacturing (AM) industry head down two paths. One path focuses on the needs of the engineer, such as getting product to market faster. The other path involves the potentially new market of “makers” and those interested in personal manufacturing, a recent term that coincides with the goals of makers.

Could this new market be the key to developing new customers for AM… Continue

Added by Leslie Langnau on May 31, 2011 at 6:09am — No Comments

The killer app for 3D printing: people who just want to make things

Everyone is wondering what will be the great application that will propel rapid prototyping, 3D printing into a huge industry. The answer is people who just want to make things.

While the 3D/DC conference in Washington recently was focused on intellectual property (IP) issues, Autodesk announced its plans to release a consumer targeted, free design tool called 123D, that it hopes will not only enable anyone to design a product for a 3D printer, but that will also help develop a…


Added by Leslie Langnau on May 5, 2011 at 7:46am — No Comments


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