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3D Printing Opener for MCPC 2011


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This is a brief opener to the 3D printing / open manufacturing session. This is a little more 3D printing skeptical, but more of the side of too many people drinking the KoolAid.

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3D Printing Opener for MCPC 2011

  1. 1. Nick Pinkston @NickPinkston
  2. 2. Digital Manufacturing 3D Printing CNC Milling Laser CuttingDesign / CAD Mfg. / CAM Community
  3. 3. What is 3D Printing?
  4. 4. What’s it good for?Complexity Speed Customization
  5. 5. What are the limits? Expensive MaterialsCustomization Modularity
  6. 6. Too Much Hype?
  7. 7. Altair Moment?
  8. 8. “The future is alreadyhere - it’s just not evenly distributed.” - Will Gibson