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

Know the risks before targeting the 3D printer "Maker" market

The “maker” market, “citizen designer” market, is hot. For some vendors of professional Additive Manufacturing (AM) machines, it is the perfect opportunity to grow and build the AM market. Other vendors are not convinced that pursuing this market is a good idea right now. A recent conversation with Materialise highlights the risks of appealing to this market:… Continue

Added by Leslie Langnau on June 15, 2011 at 7:19am — No Comments

What's lacking when working with 3D printers in the education market

Education is listed as one of the target markets by the major 3D printer vendors. The reasons for working with educators are evident–teach students early about this technology, train them for future employment.  Unfortunately for the students, teachers often lack the training needed to guide students in the use and understanding of additive manufacturing systems.....…

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Added by Leslie Langnau on June 14, 2011 at 5:26am — No Comments

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