Drones? Food delivery? College bookstores? All of that pales in comparison to what Internet retail giant Amazon has in the works, according to a new patent filed on February 19, which details the company’s plans to not just deliver your order, but to create it right on the delivery truck. Continue reading “Amazon Has a Plan to 3D-Print Straight From Its Delivery Trucks”
Sculpteo, the web-based 3D printing service and network of 3Ders, has launched another fun campaign to raise awareness of the accessibility and versatility of 3D printing. They’ve teamed up with Škoda France and the agency Shivacom France to promote 3D printing and the hot new European supermini car, the Škoda Fabia. Continue reading “Škoda Teams With Sculpteo, Offers 3D Printed Mini Škoda Fabia Car To Test Drivers”
Everybody talks about 3D Printing. But many of us are still undecided or hesitating about entering the 3D printing arena. What should you do, join in now or later? And when you are entering, what should you focus on? In this workshop we discuss possibilities, successful business models and your possible choices. At the end of the workshop we have answered many of your questions like:
- What are the possibilities that 3D printing has in store for me?
- How can I/we build or improve upon our market position?
- Which customers should I target with my 3D printing initiatives?
- Can I obtain operational or cost efficiencies?
- How can I make choices, between the various options I can envision?
The following professionals will be leading the workshop:
- Introduction Successful business models for 3D printing, Onno Ponfoort, Berenschot.
- From theory to practice: a real life case, Jonas Martens, Better Future Factory
- Selection model: Towards a targeted approach in 3 steps, Amir Sabirovic, Berenschot.
“Everybody thought home computers were a really really cool thing that only nerdy people were ever going to be into. 3D printers are on that same kind of arc.” So starts the film trailor for the new Print The Legend documentary film, to be released exclusively through US-based streaming service Netflix this month. Continue reading “Netflix to exclusively release 3D printing film ‘Print The Legend’ (VIDEO)”
Insurance companies are beginning to realize that there is something to additive manufacturing. It’s all tied up in something that insurers call “risk,” meaning the potential for the loss of something of value as weighed against the value gained. Continue reading “Insuring 3D Printing, An Industry About to Expand?”
Marketed as “a space for makers, wonderers, tinkerers, the designers and creatives in general”, London-based makersCAFÉ could probably be the next cool hangout for creative professionals. Continue reading “A Café For Designers, 3D-Print Your Ideas While You Sip On Coffee”
The Auto Channel is great for finding automotive news and resources. In a recent video they explored how Honda is using additive manufacturing in creating new concepts. Take a look at the video below to learn more: Continue reading “Honda 3D printing for New Concepts”
Tech analyst firm Gartner puts the technology firmly at the peak of the ‘hype cycle’ The “internet of things” (IoT) is the most over-hyped technology in development today, according to tech analysts Gartner. The firm puts the technology, which promises a world in which every electronic device has a sim card and its own presence on the net, at five to 10 years from actual productivity. Continue reading “‘Internet of things’ is the most over-hyped technology, say analysts”
Most people are surprised when Lucy Beard tells them about her startup, Feetz. The 3D printing company uses pictures of a person’s feet to create 3D printed shoes that are customized to exactly fit that person’s feet. After a customer uses the app to upload photos of his feet and pick a design for his shoes, Feetz prints the pair and ships it within seven days. Continue reading “Entrepreneurs pitch ideas for 3D printing businesses”
Pirate3D Chief Pirate Roger Chang talks about copyrights in 3D printing and additional technologies needed to aid it. Pirate3D has expanded its offerings. Its online 3D design and app marketplace Treasure Island is also in development. Continue reading “Can 3D printing disrupt the manufacturing industry?”