As promising as 3D printers seem, their usefulness is still questionable. High costs, safety concerns, patents, and design complexity are all contributing to legitimate skepticism.
When I was growing up, I hated drinking milk, and so had to take these giant, brown, disgusting calcium pills every night with dinner. My mother used to call them 'horse pills' because of how large they were, and I can still remember the taste of their sickly sweet coating - if I'd had a choice in t...
I'm open to the suggestion that I may be a little biased on the subject, but I think this past year no other technology has proven that it will completely alter the world the way that 3D printing has.
Based on how the brand's Flyknit sneakers are made, the idea just might work.
It's not a bubble or a short-term trend.
Challenges remain for “Industry 4.0,” but the buzz is growing.
ALTHOUGH it is the weekend, a small factory in the Haidian district of Beijing is hard at work. Eight machines, the biggest the size of a delivery van, are busy making things. Yet the factory, owned by Beijing Longyuan Automated Fabrication System (known as AFS), appears almost deserted.
Manufacturers across the world rely on economies from the scale of production to drive down unit cost. This "mass production" approach, focused on efficiency and uniformity of product, is feasible when
With the advent of cheap 3D printing, I was wondering when someone would jump into the completely custom iPhone case market. Netherlands-based Polychemy has just released iPhone and Blackberry cases in five unique styles complete with 3D customizations. The cases cost $40 and you can have your n