3D printing is one of the “prominent technology trends expected to influence the consumer electronics industry in the years ahead,” according to the 2013 edition of “Five Technology Trends to Watch” report by the CEA.
Disney has a long term vision of creating interactive devices that are completely 3D printed, and part of that vision is Printed Optics.
Paleoartist Tyler Keillor’s already successful Kickstarter project will restore dinosaur skeletons and reconstruct their living appearance with 3D printing.
After being booted off Indiegogo, the Wiki Weapon Project has been fully funded privately by gun enthusiasts. The 3D printed fun project is underway.
SpiderFab is NASA’s hopeful path to reduced costs and the incredibly realistic capacity of building spacey things like station components, satellites, modules, and eventually entire spacecrafts IN space.
Just how small can a 3D printer print? How about at the molecular level to create live tissues and cell-sized microchips? Yeah, that’s small all right.
Here are a few places, industries, and websites that the author expects to see transitioning to 3D printing in the near future.–places to keep your eye on.
Slated to be the home of the first National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute (NAMII), Youngstown, Ohio may have a bright, productive 3D printing future.
“Bioprinted” meat is on the way. It’s just a way of using bioprinting, which has been used by companies to produce human tissue and organs.