Does a desktop <span class=“caps”>3D</span> printer pay off at home?

The broad range of pos­si­bil­i­ties a 3D print­er offers is not clear to most peo­ple. This results in the most impor­tant ques­tion of all: Does a 3D print­er at home pay off? The answer to this is “yes”, at least if you believe an Amer­i­can study. The arti­cle with the title “Emer­gence of Home Man­u­fac­tur­ing […]

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3 use cases for <span class=“caps”>3D</span> printers in business

This blog post serves as a strate­gic guide for com­pa­nies start­ed their use of addi­tive man­u­fac­tur­ing tech­nolo­gies. We both include the use of desk­top 3D print­ers and indus­tri­al pro­duc­tion tech­niques with large machines. Top 3 use cases for 3D printers in business For cer­tain appli­ca­tions desk­top 3D print­ers are the cheap­er and more effi­cient option. […]

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How <span class=“caps”>3D</span> printing will kill mass-production in the long-term

The 3D print­ing hype in 2015 caused the pub­lic and busi­ness world to over­es­ti­mate the progress of addi­tive man­u­fac­tur­ing. Peo­ple were already talk­ing about the end of tra­di­tion­al and indus­tri­al mass pro­duc­tion. Today, a few years lat­er, every­one under­stands that these con­clu­sions were pre­ma­ture. Nowa­days, addi­tive man­u­fac­tur­ing is used as an addi­tion­al tech­nol­o­gy for cer­tain […]

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How to implement strategic change with <span class=“caps”>3D</span> Printing

When imple­ment­ing strate­gic change with 3D Print­ing, com­pa­nies require a lot of knowl­edge about the tech­nol­o­gy as well as their own busi­ness. Depend­ing on your needs and resources we have out­lined a table below to sup­port your deci­sion mak­ing. Each approach has its own advan­tages and dis­ad­van­tages, but most­ly the result is a com­bi­na­tion of […]

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Are <span class=“caps”>3D</span> Printers good for the environment?

Shortened transport routes and value chains In the long run, will short­en trans­port routes through region­al pro­duc­tions from 3D Print­ers. As a result, oil con­sump­tion will shrink and the envi­ron­ment is spared to some degree. By using 3D Print­ing, indi­vid­ual com­po­nents no longer require mul­ti­ple and long trans­port routes across the world to a vari­ety […]

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Trademarks and patent protection at risk from <span class=“caps”>3D</span> printers?

Parallels to the Internet 20 years ago Trade­marks and patent pro­tec­tion risk from the 3D print­ing indus­try are sim­i­lar to that from com­put­ers 20 years ago. Through the Inter­net, the music indus­try had prob­lems to main­tain or even increase their sales. This hap­pened because com­put­er in com­bi­na­tion with the Inter­net made the down­load of music […]

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