3D Printing Might Bring Manufacturing Back to Canada

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Jacob
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Re: 3D Printing not a panacea
Jacob   7/16/2014 12:15:01 AM
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"Any new technology when its introduced first its very expensive and then later on as the demand grows the cost comes down and availability of the technology gets very common. The same will happen with 3D. Just have to wait and have patience."

SP, why its become expensive. it's a business trick; since there is no completion they used  to keep the premium at high level, so that they can maximize their profit at a lesser time. When real competition starts, they start declining prices with raining offers.

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Jacob   7/16/2014 12:10:27 AM
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"I did frame the question around 3D printing though as I saw articles that quoted Nigel Southway on the potential the technology held for manufacturing in Canada. "

Ariella, yes I think its good for manufacturing and production industry.

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Jacob   7/16/2014 12:09:13 AM
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""While there is no magical remedy for that situation, applying new technology, including 3D printing, can help the industry get back on course.""

Rich, thanks for the clarification and it seems that its one among the new technology.

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Re: 3D Printing not a panacea
Ariella   7/15/2014 10:34:39 AM
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@Wale true, some people feel they just have to have the latest in tech toys. 

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Wale Bakare   7/15/2014 6:17:13 AM
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I agree with you. As you know majority of consumers would want to have these gadgets all at once, just euphoria of having new techy things.

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Ariella   7/14/2014 9:00:45 PM
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@Rich quite so. Southway's view is not that it is a magic bullet but that it can be part of one of the legs of the stool he posits -- and remember there are two additional ones. 

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Ariella   7/14/2014 8:58:41 PM
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@Jacob perhaps so. I did frame the question around 3D printing though as I saw articles that quoted Nigel Southway on the potential the technology held for manufacturing in Canada. 

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Re: 3D Printing not a panacea
Ariella   7/14/2014 8:56:59 PM
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@Rich "Remember 200 MHz processors? " Honestly, no. You have to conceive of the 3D printers rather like 2D printers. There are different types of printer. Some are affordable enough for home and small business use, but some print jobs require a much bigger printer that you're not going to attach to your desktop. That's why printers are still in business. Likewise, there will be a lot of inexpensive 3D printers used by individuals in the future. But the huge machines will still be out of reach of most and only purchased by businesses that focus on making prototypes or providing other specialty 3D printed items for individuals and businesses. 

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Rich Krajewski   7/14/2014 2:13:40 PM
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"Ariella, why it's looking only for 3D printing, any particular reason? They can be looking for other types of industries too."

But if you go to the blog, it says

"While there is no magical remedy for that situation, applying new technology, including 3D printing, can help the industry get back on course."

[Emphasis added.]

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Re: 3D Printing not a panacea
SP   7/14/2014 2:58:19 AM
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Any new technology when its introduced first its very expensive and then later on as the demand grows the cost comes down and availability of the technology gets very common. The same will happen with 3D. Just have to wait and have patience.

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