3-D Printing Spurs a Manufacturing Revolution
A recent article in the New York Times names 3D Printing as one of the technolgies that is changing the traditional paradigm of industrial production. An apparatus that was originally invented to create prototypes has become a powerful tool in the manufacture of a infinite range of totally customized commercial products. iPhone cases, lamps, doorknobs, jewelry, handbags, perfume bottles, clothing and architectural models, are only some of the examples of products that new businesses focused on additive manufacturing are now offering.
Advocates of the technology believe that it could even revitalize the American economy and modernize American industry - replacing the constraints of the labour costs involved in creating a greater variety of products with creativity and ingenuity.
The article mentions the designer Janne Kyttannen, of Freedom of Creation and the engineer, Berok Koshnevis, of Contour Crafting, whose work can be viewed at the permanent exhibition MANUFACTURING LABORATORY. Full Print3d. In addition, Kyttannen will be one of the speakers at the opening festivities of the DHUB Sessions on November 4th. Want to find out more? Read the New York Times article here.