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 context.

See also:
http://www.meetup.com/The-big-pICTure-how-ICT-changes-business-and-society/events/140472462/
http://www.i4fi.com

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

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

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