Is the end of traditional manufacturing in sight? Should the last person out of tonight’s late shift turn off the lights for good? I’d say yes — albeit somewhat sadly
We’re reading a piece by Brad Moon on InvestorPlace entitled, “3D Printing Party Could End Before It Begins” . The point seems to be that the magic of 3D printing will be destroyed by legal infighting amongst participants.
First things first: The event’s name is Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG) Conference, but don’t think for a moment that it excludes 3D printing. This user-focused conference covers all technologies for all applications. And that is part of the reason why ENGINEERING.com will be attending the April event (Jacksonville, Florida) as a “Gold Sponsor.” The other reason is that we have witnessed the value offered and camaraderie created.
Jon Evans’ piece on TechCrunch entitled, “There Is No Reason For Any Individual To Have A 3D Printer In Their Home” explains just that. He believes the future of 3D printing (at least in the short term) lies in centralized services rather than personal devices.
It's time for some all-too-rare shameless boasting on the part of engineers and designers. What's the coolest thing you've ever designed? Maybe it wasn't even your most successful product, or for whatever reason hasn't yet seen the light of day outside your workshop.