Mary Lim

Monday, February 01, 2016

dfab: remarkable thing #2

3D printing poses a couple of implications for how we consume/produce objects. It can potentially allow things to be printed or manufactured "at or close to their point of purchase or consumption." In other words, people could create their own objects right at home and the production of usually outsourced materials could be made locally. Labor costs will significantly decrease, allowing for cheaper, and customizable, products. It will be most interesting to see how mass customization will play itself out, and how businesses and companies will respond to this technology. With objects being able to be printed to fit a person's needs, very specific shapes can be created.

MakerBot

Links:
http://api2.twistage.com/videos/0acf463de5e2c/play
https://hbr.org/2013/03/3-d-printing-will-change-the-world


Video of my 3D object I'm currently creating:







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