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The Meaning of 3D Printing

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Noah Raford's introduction to the UAE 3D Printing Innovation Alliance in Dubai. …

Noah Raford's introduction to the UAE 3D Printing Innovation Alliance in Dubai.

Presented at DesignWeek, at American University of Sharjah, College of Architecture, Art and Design.

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  • 1. What Does 3D Printing Mean?Dr. Noah Raford // 7th April, 2013 // CAAD UAS
  • 2. The World has Moved From Production Lines...
  • 3. To Manufacturing Networks...
  • 4. ... To Fabrication CloudsSource: IFTF, “The Future of Open Fabrication”
  • 5. ...From centralizedmanufacturing andglobal distribution...3D Printing Will Take Us...
  • 6. ...to on-site fabricationand delivery.
  • 7. From high capitalcosts and advancedplanning...
  • 8. ...to rapid innovationand bold experiments.
  • 9. From mass standardisationand high-volume runs...
  • 10. ...to bespoke design andone-off creations.
  • 11. The web has enabled new business models
  • 12. Where you will soon be able tocopy and paste physical things.“Rip, mix and print”
  • 13. This will causefundamental changes tothe business environment
  • 14. Who designs things, and why?The relationship betweendesigners, manufacturers, andthe market place will change.
  • 15. Who manufactures what and how?Local fabrication centerswill serve local clients,transforming the globalsupply chain.
  • 16. What consumers want and expectInstant gratification,involvement in the designprocess, and unique attention.
  • 17. Global sales of personal 3D printers060001200018000240002007 2008 2009 2010 2011Source: Wholers Associates
  • 18. Global sales of personal 3D printers060001200018000240002007 2008 2009 2010 2011Source: Wholers AssociatesWho is going to win inthis new environment?
  • 19. Global sales of personal 3D printers060001200018000240002007 2008 2009 2010 2011Source: Wholers AssociatesWho is going to win inthis new environment?What does this mean forindustry, society and theenvironment?
  • 20. We created the UAE 3D Printing &Innovation Alliance (3DPIA) toexplore these ideashttp://3dpia.me
  • 21. You are at the start of something big.Your careers will be defined by it.What will you do with it?

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