Freitag, Dezember 20, 2013

3D Printing Technology (II.): An Emerging Ecosystem

Am 28 November 2013 hatten wir aus Anlass der Eröffnung von Botspot 3D erstmals ausführlicher zum Thema 3D Printing gepostet. Auch wenn die Medien diese Technologie noch, eher als "außerhalb ihres Dunstkreises" wahrnehmen, hat dieses Posting doch zahlreiche Nachfragen und Erwähnungen gefunden - und mich hat diese Technologie eh' schon lange "erregt".

Hier also ein kleine Fortsetzung zu den Hinweisen und Links des ersten 3D Printing Postings:

McKinsey Global Institute report on how 3D printing is changing manufacturing as we know it

 “YOU can carry your own head in your hand,” enthuses Bre Pettis, inviting customers to try out a three-dimensional photo booth that will scan their head and then print a miniature plastic version of it as a solid object. This is useful, no doubt, for those about to audition for the role of Zaphod Beeblebrox in “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy”.

IBM Research Preview: 3D Printing Goes Exponential

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3D Bio Printing

e-Manufacturing in Medical Device Industry using additive Manufacturing

e.g. EOS

eos eManufacturing Solution Case Studies 
EOS Additive Manufacturing in the Medical Field (PDF)

e.g. First 510(k) Clearance for Customized 3D-Printed Polymeric Cranial Implants

e.g. Cells from the eye are inkjet-printed for the first time 

Gartner: Worldwide Shipments of 3D Printers to Grow 49 Percent in 2013

Worldwide shipments of 3D printers (3DPs) priced less than $100,000 will grow 49 percent in 2013 to reach a total of 56,507 units, according to Gartner, Inc.'s first forecast of the less than $100,000 consumer and enterprise 3D printer market. Rapid quality and performance innovations across all 3DP technologies will drive enterprise and consumer demand. Gartner said that shipments will increase further in 2014, growing 75 percent to 98,065 units, followed by a near doubling of unit shipments in 2015.
In 2013, combined end-user spending on 3DPs will reach $412 million, up 43 percent from spending of $288 million in 2012. Enterprise spending will total more than $325 million in 2013, while the consumer segment will reach nearly $87 million. In 2014, spending will increase 62 percent, reaching $669 million, with enterprise spending of $536 million and consumer spending of $133 million. 
3D Printing Make Gartner's 2014 Key Technologies List
3-D PrintingWorldwide shipments of 3D printers are expected to grow 75 percent in 2014 followed by a near doubling of unit shipments in 2015. While very expensive “additive manufacturing” devices have been around for 20 years, the market for devices ranging from $50,000 to $500, and with commensurate material and build capabilities, is nascent yet growing rapidly. The consumer market hype has made organizations aware of the fact 3D printing is a real, viable and cost-effective means to reduce costs through improved designs, streamlined prototyping and short-run manufacturing.
Review: 3D Printing: Social and Cultural Trajectories Symposium
On Friday, Swinburne Institute for Social Research presented the first symposium of its kind in Australia – ‘3D Printing: Social and Cultural Trajectories’. A wide variety of researchers from humanities to social sciences came together for a captivating conversation on all things 3D printing. This event is the first of its kind in Australia (possibly worldwide) that had a specific focus on the social, cultural and legal aspects of 3D printing. While technical discussions are the norm, it is quite clear these complementary forces present a significant barrier in the diffusion of 3D printing technology.

The full day of presentations centred around three themes that culminated in a keynote speech by Dr Matthew Rimmer. The sessions – applications of 3D printing, site studies of 3D printing and social theory and cultural studies of 3D printing – encompassed a fantastic diversity of themes and speakers. The mix of presenters, discussants and attendees are a tribute to the wide-reaching nature of 3D printing, and provided some comfort that others are thinking about similar issues in their own research.
3D-Printing Hubs Initative

Glocal 3D-Printing

2014 Events 

10. - 11. March 2014: 3D Inside Printing Conference & Expo, Berlin, DE

03. - 04. April 2014:    3D Inside Printing Conference & Expo, New York, N.Y., USA