Tag Archives: 3D printing

Who Will Control What We 3-D Print? | Popular Science

 

The control of objects we print at home is going to be an interesting battle …

Who Will Control What We 3-D Print? | Popular Science.


The Achilles’ Heel of 3D Printing ~ Innovation Investment Journal

The Achilles’ Heel of 3D Printing ~ Innovation Investment Journal.

an interesting critique of current modes of manufacture … It doesn’t address issues of the value of costomersiation however …


Programmable smart sand is awesome – SlashGear

 

Programmable smart sand is awesome – SlashGear.

 

MIT – in developing programmable blocks of materials is extending the potential of 3D printing … to formatting materials in the wild, outside of printing machines. This offers the possibility of machines to genuinely mend and remake themselves.


In Japanese café, laser-cutting while you wait | Springwise

 

In Japanese café, laser-cutting while you wait | Springwise.

This looks like a really exciting combination of ideas … and perhaps the future of education ?!!


Engineering and Technology | Rapid Prototyping

Engineering and Technology | Rapid Prototyping.

Interview with Dr Greg Gibbons, School of Engineering

‘Potentially massive savings could be made by using this method to make carefully designed parts for cars or aeroplanes…’

A clear argument for the need for new attitudes to manufacturing …. static thinking will turn the UK in to a backward country …


What Napster Can Teach Manufacturing – Design.nl

What Napster Can Teach Manufacturing – Design.nl.

By Gabrielle Kennedy / 02-02-2012

It’s hard to explain exactly what Smári McCarthy does.  “I am not a designer,” he says although he has dabbled in graphic design, operated a FabLab studio, was once a mathematical artist.

Activist might be the best label.  Via lectures, social media and a blog, he communicates about the philosophy of making things and the rights people should enjoy when interacting digitally.  “I am interested in access to information and free speech,” he summarises.

In Holland to present at the Me Craft/You Industry (#mcyi) symposium in the Zuiderzee Museum in the old town of Enkhuizen, McCarthyaddressed a capacity crowd on what we need to be thinking about now in order to prepare for a digital manufacturing reality.

He criticized the industrial revolution for its unintended consequences and argued that it has disenfranchised the individual from his or her ability to create things.

This is an interesting article and well worth reading …


Thingiverse – Digital Designs for Physical Objects

Thingiverse – Digital Designs for Physical Objects.

Could this be the new Amazon – except with personally made and modified objects ?


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