Designing for That 3D Printer

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Himanshugupta
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Re: designing the finished product
Himanshugupta   8/30/2014 1:14:30 PM
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@TaimoorZ, i agree that 3D printing can change the prototype landscape but real opportunity lies in the manufacturing of small quantity of products.

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Jim O'Reilly   8/29/2014 5:28:13 PM
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Price reduction is certainly helping the attractiveness of the technology. As part of the TCO calculation, you also have to factor much shorter development cycles and the lack of any tooling  

 

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TaimoorZ   8/29/2014 5:22:24 PM
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@Jim: One think that I see happening is the reduction in cost in both in terms of the printer hardware and the material being used as input in the printers. This would cut down the cost of each print and eventually make them more widespread and easily affordable.

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Re: designing the finished product
TaimoorZ   8/29/2014 5:19:58 PM
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"In traditional manufacturing also, the final product is not delivered in one go but the product goes through series of steps. But i am sure that manufacturing will warm up to the 3D printing."

@Himanshugupta: I think 3D printing is a good tool when it comes to prototyping. Normally the prototypes take a long time everywhere when they're being made through other means but with 3D printing it becomes much easier and quicker. Hence this cuts down the total design time involved.

 

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designing the finished product
Himanshugupta   8/29/2014 12:02:53 PM
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I agree that the main problem is to design the final product and the traditional CAD softwares are good to build the rough final product otherwise too time consuming. In traditional manufacturing also, the final product is not delivered in one go but the product goes through series of steps. But i am sure that manufacturing will warm up to the 3D printing.

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Nemos   8/29/2014 7:27:49 AM
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Thank you so much, I appreciate it and you will have a special discount if my plan will take place.  

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nimantha.d   8/29/2014 7:21:55 AM
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@Nemos: Well I don't mind considering it :)

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Re: Why should I use 3D printed mug to drink tea?
Jim O'Reilly   8/28/2014 2:20:19 PM
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Quite the opposite. I'm not negative about 3D printing. I think it will revolutionize manufacturing, but we do need to get beyond the tea mug phase.

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Nemos   8/28/2014 2:13:18 PM
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Thanks for your answer Jim , so would you buy my future hand made 3D plastic printer ? ;)

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Re: Why should I use 3D printed mug to drink tea?
Nemos   8/28/2014 2:10:21 PM
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Why you have so negative perspective ? there are 10000 uses and more that you can do and the most important you can DO IT by yourself.

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