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From Guest Blogger Romeo: Enormous Energy Consumption - The Dark Side Of 3D Printing

There has been a lot of hype lately concerning the 3D printing technology with many technology environmentalists hailing it as a great way of eliminating manufacturing waste. 510 more words


Ask Matt: Is 3D printing a bust?

Q: Is 3D printing a bust?

A: Investors have been betting the ability to print tangible objects from anywhere was the next big thing. But a profit warning from the industry’s giant is cooling off investors. 206 more words

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Bio-printing Developments and other ideas

by Nathan Cunial

Our scenario and subsequent objects, revolved heavily around developments in the 3d printer. I have more specifically done research and explored the growing industry and prospects of an organic compound printer or currently called ‘bio-printer’. 715 more words

Proto Labs, Inc. launches new additive manufacturing service

Proto Labs, Inc., a leading online and technology-enabled quick-turn manufacturer, has announced the launch of its additive manufacturing service through the acquisition of privately held FineLine Prototyping, Inc. 331 more words

Additive Manufacturing

The scarcity issue

Here’s something I’ve been thinking about and it more or less drives the logic of the investigations here: You can ignore inequality as long as there is the prospect of infinite growth. 136 more words

3D Printing

Social and Historical Context for Prototype

Some of the biggest concerns about 3D printing is the effect it will have on jobs within different industries as well as the ethics of some of the designs that the printer can print. 623 more words



What’s next in medicine?

3D printing and file sharing has become a recent interest of mine. I’m interested because it raises some interesting ethical questions. Using my RSS feeds, I’ve tried to stay up to date with the latest in all things 3D. 447 more words

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