3D Printing Becomes Big Business


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What happens when you start to ship bits instead of boxes? One impact is that you might start producing custom items like the one at the right as simply as you might have once stamped them out by the thousands. This aviation part has compound geometry, integrated fasteners and structural elements, a unique form and was produced in a day with zero tooling and waste. It has enhanced functionality with less time and equipment invested in making it.

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  1. 1. OPENLY DISRUPTIVEDisruptive Diner3D Printing Becomes Big Business
  2. 2. Researchers at Notre Dame are currentlyprinting skeletons of small animals using 3Dimaging taken from CT scans. This couldsoon be used to duplicate human skeletonsto prepare surgeons for surgery on theirpatients.
  3. 3. Customized 3D printing for odds and endsaround the house, nursery, and vehicle.
  4. 4. MIT introduces a ‘4D’ self-assembling product.This is a 3D-printed object that is capable ofself-assembling or changing into another shapewhen exposed to an outside factor like heat,water, light or sound.
  5. 5. Wilfried Vancraen, recently voted themost influential person in the 3Dprinting sector, stated so far theindustry has just been "replacing aproduct by a 3D printed product,and in many cases even not feasible,and in no cases really economical."
  6. 6. To use the technology at its fullpotential, what new products will weneed to imagine for the first time ever?
  7. 7. OPENLY DISRUPTIVEDisruptive Diner3D Printing Becomes Big Business
  8. 8. After a tumor took the left side of hisface Eric Moger had to use his handto cover the hole where his cheekwas in order to talk. Eating anddrinking were through a tube. Whena surgeon found how to use a 3Dprinter to restore Eric’s face theoperation changed his life!
  9. 9. The President even highlighted the potential of3D printing in creating jobs and promotinginnovation in the 2012 State of theUnion Address.
  10. 10. The manufacturing applications of 3Dprinting are projected to grow up to30 percent of the manufacturingindustry.
  11. 11. While the 3D printing industry wasworth $1.7 billion worldwide in 2011 itcould grow to more than $3.7 billionby 2015.
  12. 12. Using the cities that youre tagged on inFacebook, Meshu prints out customizedjewelry that maps your life in your city, yourcountry, and the world.
  13. 13. Organovo has successfully createdtiny functional 3D-printed livers. Buttheyre only 4 millimeters wide!The company hopes to developnormal sized ones to replace theneed for kidney transplants.
  14. 14. OPENLY DISRUPTIVEDisruptive Diner3D Printing Becomes Big Business
  15. 15. The 3Doodler lets you draw in 3D.How would this change the way youprototype your ideas?
  16. 16. 3D printers have been around for thepast 30 years but are only nowentering into the public realm
  17. 17. 3D printing no longer needs to bemonochromatic. On April 30thBotObjects unveiled the first full-colordesktop 3D printer.
  18. 18. Tokyo’s FabCafe created 3D printedgummy versions of their customers!
  19. 19. The Disruption Department works with kidsin STEM education in St. Louis. They believethat 3D printing will help kids learn how toprototype their ideas, transforming the focusof education from end outcomes to processand implementation.
  20. 20. Freedom of Creation is leading the way inprintable food. What benefit does 3D printingyour food have? You can control the ingredientsand exactly how theyre structured.Could meals entirely made by 3D printingbecome a new delicacy? A necessity for spacetravel? Or will discerning palettes refuse toconsume this redefinition of food production?
  21. 21. OPENLY DISRUPTIVEDisruptive Diner3D Printing Becomes Big Business