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a16z Podcast: The Next Phase of 3D Printing

In this wide-ranging discussion about the latest and next consumer and industrial applications for 3D printing, we examine (with Shapeway’s Carine Carmy and a16z’s Tom Rikert): how the software-driven ideal of product-market-fit may be achieved in physical products, too — with rapid prototyping through 3D printing; how the ability to manufacture on-demand changes traditional notions of seasonality and inventory management in product cycles and development; and how the long tail of 3-D printing means being able to have a market of 1.

Introduction

Welcome to my little niche of the Internet where I will be showing off some ideas and designs I have created.  Sometime after I post these designs here, get feedback or criticism, I will be putting them up on my Shapeways shop so that anyone can purchase them and use them.  224 more words

3D Printing

Thoughts on 3D Printing

It seems incredible to me that I’m looking at a bronze sculpture of YodaBuddha created  by 3D printing. I conceived the idea in the morning, sculpted it in ZBrush, and uploaded the file to… 464 more words

Art

giveaway :: shapeways 3D printing $100 gift card

About.com recently hosted a contest in conjunction with Shapeways that ended in early November and 48 people won the item that gained the most votes.  Were you one of the winners?   437 more words

About.com

Shape Your Imagination – A Talk on 3D Printing

The newly opened Library @ Orchard (http://www.nlb.gov.sg/VisitUs/BranchDetails/tabid/140/bid/337/Default.aspx?branch=library%40orchard%20) organized an event “Shape Your Imagination – A Talk on 3D Printing” on 10th November 2014 evening. 440 more words

Target joins burgeoning industry with 3-D printed holiday gifts

Unsure what to get your loved ones this holiday season? Why not print something for them.

Target thinks you’ll be interested.

The Minneapolis-based company announced… 299 more words

News

A Tiny Arcade Machine With Tinier Buttons

Building a MAME machine around a Raspberry Pi has been the standard build for years now, and tiny versions of full-sized arcade machines have gone from curiosity to commonplace. 168 more words

Raspberry Pi