Category — Manufacturers
The first time I heard about 3-D printing, I thought to myself, ‘Impossible!’ But then I thought, ‘What if it actually is possible?’
Guess what? It’s possible…and it has the potential to change the ways ofglobal manufacturing forever. Forbes says, ’3-D printing will change absolutely everything it touches.’ Wired proclaims, ’3-D printing will be the next industrial revolution, and [it] will compete with mass manufacturing in many areas.’
3-D printing holds the promise of unlimited customization of the kinds of products you want to use and buy. You’ll have greater control, and more of a say in how things are created… how they come into the physical world.
This technology could create many new jobs and careers and strengthen the economy. It will also decrease the cost in time, money and materials it takes to transport your possessions. But at the same time, the resulting technological disruption facing existing industries is likely to shift the balance of wealth around the world.
The last time there was such a shift in the standard of manufacturing may very well have been the early 1900s, when Henry Ford invented mass production for his Model T automobiles. [Read more →]
March 28, 2013 Comments Off