Infographic: The Fact & (Science) Fiction of 3D Printing

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t.alex
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t.alex   5/30/2014 5:36:14 PM
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@tirlapur, does it mean in the near future we have to stock metal, plastics in our store room:->?

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t.alex   5/30/2014 5:34:23 PM
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Eldredge, 

you have a good point here. What are the possible limitations of 3D printing? I think the product might look like some a prototype rather than a finished product.

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Eldredge   5/28/2014 8:15:40 PM
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@Hailey - There are some very interesting applications for rapid protoyping of products and tooling taht are being explored.

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Eldredge   5/28/2014 8:13:10 PM
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One of the amazing aspects of 3D printing is that it can produce structures that are not feasible with conventional maching technology. It has it's limitations as well, buit it will be very interesting to see what happens as this technology evolves.

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Hailey Lynne McKeefry   5/26/2014 6:44:51 PM
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The newer 3D technologies allow for printing on metal which is going to open up a lot of new ways to use the printers.

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Hailey Lynne McKeefry   5/26/2014 6:43:51 PM
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@t.alex, certainly this would allow for the printing of samples, etc. It may mean that there are items that don't need to be sourced.

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Himanshugupta   5/26/2014 4:27:26 AM
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I also think that 3D printing will bring out new research direction as we will need new kind or raw materials that can be used in 3D printers for producing products. Till now the approach in manufacturing has been top-down so the material needs were different. 

 

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Himanshugupta   5/26/2014 4:21:31 AM
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I also think that 3D printing will bring out new research direction as we will need new kind or raw materials that can be used in 3D printers for producing products. Till now the approach in manufacturing has been top-down so the material needs were different. 

 

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3D Printing - a new supply chain domain
prabhakar_deosthali   5/26/2014 2:21:04 AM
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In my opinion the evolution 3D printing technology will open  up a new domain for the Supply chain professionals. - i. e to support the 3D printing related industry - the raw materials, the finished products, the spare parts for 3D printers and so on.

 

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tirlapur   5/25/2014 1:22:36 PM
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@t.alex: nice question. I think 3D printer manufacturers would have to embrace a shift in raw materials and their tracking. In the event of a 3D printer, the supply chain would also change considerably providing for the different components of the 3D printers.

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