3D Printing: a Revolution or a Fad (Frederic De Meyer)

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Presentation by Frederic De Meyer at the 2nd meetup of @itworks on the 14th of October 2013. He explains the opportunities and challenges of 3D printing in a broader economical and sociological......

Presentation by Frederic De Meyer at the 2nd meetup of @itworks on the 14th of October 2013. He explains the opportunities and challenges of 3D printing in a broader economical and sociological context.

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http://www.meetup.com/The-big-pICTure-how-ICT-changes-business-and-society/events/140472462/
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  • 1. 3D printing, a revolution or a fad? The sources of the pictures used in this presentation are mentioned in the notes of each slide @fdemeyer frederic@i4fi.com fredericdemeyer.com Instituteforfutureinsights fdemeyer
  • 2. A modern form of alchemy?
  • 3. Is 3D printing just about gadgets?
  • 4. Is 3D printing just about gadgets?
  • 5. …but what if you could 3D print, say..
  • 6. …but what if you could 3D print, say… TOYS
  • 7. …but what if you could 3D print, say… FURNITURE
  • 8. …but what if you could 3D print, say… SPARE PARTS
  • 9. …and it gets better..
  • 10. …and it gets better..
  • 11. …and it gets better..
  • 12. …and it gets better.. Watch it on:
  • 13. …houses can be 3D printed..
  • 14. …tailor made prosthetic..
  • 15. …bones and human parts..
  • 16. Why 3D printing is just a fad
  • 17. #1 what about the copyrights?
  • 18. #2 not much code to print useful stuff
  • 19. #3 coding is still complicated
  • 20. #4 even the largest 3D printers are limited
  • 21. …although size is not an issue any longer
  • 22. … but also silver, steel, nylon (polyamide), titanium, wax, … #5 materials that can be used are not limitless…
  • 23. Why 3D printing will become mainstream
  • 24. #1 price is not an issue..
  • 25. To put things in perspective
  • 26. #2 nothing is impossible..
  • 27. #3 a viable answer to waste problem..
  • 28. #4 P2P and open source
  • 29. #5 other trends reinforcing 3D printing adoption Disintermediation Resource scarcity Peer-to-peerDo-it-yourself Digitalization Peak oil
  • 30. sustainable copyrights
  • 31. Enterprise 3D printing Consumer 3D printing 3D Bioprinting Gartner’s view
  • 32. If what NASA is working on offers any guidance…
  • 33. If what NASA is working on offers any guidance…
  • 34. If what NASA is working on offers any guidance…
  • 35. …what the near future looks like for 3D printing..
  • 36. …first 3D printing shop in Belgium..
  • 37. …3D printing communities
  • 38. …wearable 3D printers..
  • 39. …printing your food..
  • 40. …next wave is for bioprinting
  • 41. …4D printing (self- assembly)
  • 42. “Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.” (A. Einstein)
  • 43. …what would be the impact of 3D printing..
  • 44. Does 3D printing prelude the end of industries?
  • 45. Substractive manufacturing Cost Units Cost Variation Cost Distance Additive manufacturing The paradigm shift…
  • 46. Fast moving consumer goods Transport & Logistics (business) Services Not all industries will be impacted Entertainment Hospitality Education Defense Machinery manufacturing Finance & insurance Utilities
  • 47. New industries Faster innovation Do-it-yourself A new age of creative destruction? Entrepreneurship
  • 48. “The future can not be predicted, but it can be made !” The sources of the pictures used in this presentation are mentioned in the notes of each slide @fdemeyer frederic@i4fi.com fredericdemeyer.com Instituteforfutureinsights fdemeyer