Wolfgang Grulke The future is happening

There is an interesting article in the Economist Technology Quarterly 12 June 27, 2004 - it's titled "Press PRINT for body parts: Rapid prototyping opening up new medical applications"
Posted: 30 June 2004 at 11:41

Wolfgang Grulke Print me a fuel pump

Have a look at this article in the New Scientist, 6 March 2004
Posted: 25 October 2004 at 17:38

Wolfgang Grulke From sushi to cake, you can print out your dinner

Another New Scientist report that shows that ink-jet printers are not just the future of manufacturing - thay may also be the future of your dinner! http://www.newscientist.com/channel/mech-tech/dn6983
Posted: 21 November 2005 at 09:42

Wolfgang Grulke UK's Xaar develops ink-jet to print human skin

Posted: 27 February 2006 at 01:53

Neil Jacobsohn RE: UK's Xaar develops ink-jet to print hu...

See "e-paper ready for rollout" from BusinessWeek Online, feb 21 2006. I can email separately if anyone wants.

Neil
Posted: 27 February 2006 at 13:19

Wolfgang Grulke Printing - the future of tissue engineering!

New Scientist reports on 13 April 2006: "Print me a heart and a set of arteries" - this is no joke either!
http://www.newscientist.com/channel/health/mg19025474.300.html
Posted: 17 April 2006 at 15:20

Wolfgang Grulke Some more food printing...

Futuristic Sushi: Chefs at a Chicago restaurant are using technology to change the way people perceive and eat food.

http://www.firstscience.com/SITE/ARTICLES/food.asp
Posted: 26 October 2006 at 16:37

Wolfgang Grulke Now printing ... low-cost chips

Printing Cheap Chips by Kevin Bullis
Kovio's new technology for printing inorganic transistors could lead to large-area displays and ultracheap smart cards.

MIT Technology Review 26 November 2007 - http://www.technologyreview.com/Biztech/19746/?nlid=686
Posted: 26 November 2007 at 19:13

Wolfgang Grulke HP enters the 3-D printing industry

Posted: 22 January 2010 at 17:42

Wolfgang Grulke HP enters the 3-D printing industry

Posted: 22 January 2010 at 18:39

Doug Vining Printing whole buildings

In Pisa, Italy, mad genius Enrico Dini is building sandcastles on the moon. His giant 3-D printer is the first of its kind with the potential to print whole buildings, and it makes them out of solid rock, cutting down a thousand-year-long process into a few minutes. It uses sand, but someday it'll use moon dust.
http://www.fastcompany.com/1579263/3-d-printing-whole-buildings-in-stonein-space-this-printer-rocks
Posted: 14 March 2010 at 16:14

Wolfgang Grulke NewScientist and the MakerBots

"Anyone with a few hundred dollars and some spare time can build a 3D printer from a set of free plans."

Read more here http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20627621.200-rise-of-the-replicators.html?full=true
Posted: 10 June 2010 at 17:53

Anton Musgrave Whither the end of manufacturing as we know it?

We have long talked about the end of the manufacturing world and its value chain, in fact since 2004 ...and have published on this many times over the past few years. is this reality moving closer than we can comfortably accept? What it also demands is the re-examination of where 'value' lies in the future...in the making or in the design? Roger Martin, Dean of the Rotman School of Business in Toronto has also spoken loudly about teh value of design in business.
A FuturesForum post (titled: "Whither the end of manufacturing as we know it?") refers to this MindBullet. The full FuturesForum post can be read here: http://www.futureworld.org/PublicZone/FuturesForum/BlogDetails.aspx?PostID=0a0723ba-acd1-463c-85e5-cc7fe36ff699
Posted: 12 February 2011 at 13:57

Neil Jacobsohn Print me a body part!

We've been talking about 3D printing as a technology of the future for some years now, including a series of MindBullets. It's one thing to print inanimate objects like machine parts or shoes - but quite another to print biological tissue. The technology is evolving fast...
A FuturesForum post (titled: "Print me a body part!") refers to this MindBullet. The full FuturesForum post can be read here: http://www.futureworld.org/PublicZone/FuturesForum/BlogDetails.aspx?PostID=2f411448-300d-45fe-8055-3225f0bfbaf0
Posted: 22 February 2011 at 19:38

Anton Musgrave 3D Printing continues developing

The cynics still dont 'get it' with 3D printing. Yet this exciting innovation will transform manufacturing as we know it. I cant wait to avoid the weekly shopping trip and simply print what I need!
A FuturesForum post (titled: "3D Printing continues developing") refers to this MindBullet. The full FuturesForum post can be read here: http://www.futureworld.org/PublicZone/FuturesForum/BlogDetails.aspx?PostID=b7c25798-3b24-4eb3-994a-7154bf5149ed
Posted: 18 May 2011 at 12:11

Doug Vining 3D Printing continues developing

There's no doubt that 3D printing is indeed the 'killer app' that is going to change the way we make stuff in the future. With randomizing algorithms and personalisation of products, the idea of mass produced identical products for the mass market will seem a quaint anachronism!
Posted: 18 May 2011 at 18:04

Wolfgang Grulke 3D Printing continues developing

Well said!
Posted: 18 May 2011 at 18:20

Anton Musgrave The future of manufacturing as we knew it WILL be different...

The future of manufacturing will undoubtedly be impacted by advances in additive layer production, also known as 3D printing. Hardly a week passes without more evidence of advances in this field. Are you thinking about manufacturing differently?
A FuturesForum post (titled: "The future of manufacturing as we knew it WILL be different...") refers to this MindBullet. The full FuturesForum post can be read here: http://www.futureworld.org/PublicZone/FuturesForum/BlogDetails.aspx?PostID=38dfdb74-b259-4eea-827e-4b8a32e9311d
Posted: 16 June 2011 at 16:46

Neil Jacobsohn 3D printing set to change the rules

It's a little eerie how some of the radical scenarios we paint in FutureWorld, usually through our MindBullets newsletter from the future, turn to reality. We've been flagging 3D printing as one of the game-changing technologies to watch since 2004 (see the MindBullet alongside). And now, almost every week, we're seeing reports of new breakthroughs and new insights into how 3D printing can really will change the rules. Even, perhaps, reverse the flow of manufacturing to low-cost countries...
A FuturesForum post (titled: "3D printing set to change the rules") refers to this MindBullet. The full FuturesForum post can be read here: http://www.futureworld.org/PublicZone/FuturesForum/BlogDetails.aspx?PostID=3ae78197-ef2e-4f17-90f4-c42cd539160c
Posted: 12 July 2011 at 16:42

Neil Jacobsohn 3D printing set to change the rules

Posted: 18 July 2011 at 15:56

Wolfgang Grulke 3D printing - the next steps

Here we go again -3D printing in the news. This time it's New scientist extolling the upcoming breakthroughs - from "the world's first fully printed plane" to "3D printed titanium that has the strength of traditionally-machined metal". Don't say we didn't tell you!
A FuturesForum post (titled: "3D printing - the next steps") refers to this MindBullet. The full FuturesForum post can be read here: http://www.futureworld.org/PublicZone/FuturesForum/BlogDetails.aspx?PostID=c30d13c8-15f6-42e3-be10-f0d34678053e
Posted: 29 July 2011 at 20:47

Wolfgang Grulke 3D printing - the next steps

A comment in a related article: "this will change everything - it will revolutionise the way we live our lives" Hod Lipson, Associate Professor, Cornell University
Posted: 29 July 2011 at 20:50

Anton Musgrave Second Industrial Revolution is coming

In yet further advances in the technology enabling 3 D printing and its manufacturing consequences, scientists are predicting a second industrial revolution...how we live and consume will be changed fundamentally! Innovation will be further democratized and creativity will be further enhanced.
A FuturesForum post (titled: "Second Industrial Revolution is coming") refers to this MindBullet. The full FuturesForum post can be read here: http://www.futureworld.org/PublicZone/FuturesForum/BlogDetails.aspx?PostID=c91193da-04fd-4e84-abe0-14a78bfec26b
Posted: 4 August 2011 at 18:17

Anton Musgrave New manufacturing revolution?

The relentless advances being made in augmentative manufacturing or 3D printing can't be ignored. This will deliver a step change to the entire manufacturing and retail value chain in years ahead. Don't say we did not warn you...see our MindBullet from years ago!
A FuturesForum post (titled: "New manufacturing revolution?") refers to this MindBullet. The full FuturesForum post can be read here: http://www.futureworld.org/PublicZone/FuturesForum/BlogDetails.aspx?PostID=d1dbb65e-78f0-4f18-b545-d620c4162105
Posted: 25 August 2011 at 12:12

Neil Jacobsohn Latest in the 3D printing boom - a printed car!

The latest news in the developing 3D printing story - a car with a body 3D printed goes on display. The technology is growing by leaps and bounds and there's no stopping it now! Combine this with the bio-printer developments - using then same technology to print living tissue and even organs - and we see massive disruption of countless industries unravelling before our eyes.
What a long way since our 1994 MindBullet!
A FuturesForum post (titled: "Latest in the 3D printing boom - a printed car!") refers to this MindBullet. The full FuturesForum post can be read here: http://www.futureworld.org/PublicZone/FuturesForum/BlogDetails.aspx?PostID=5264c610-6a3a-4e8f-bc44-4c301a1566da
Posted: 25 September 2011 at 09:27

Wolfgang Grulke A lightbulb moment in the FT

The timeline for our 2004 MindBullet on 3D printing seems to be developing nicely! Have a look at this FT article - they call 3D printing "The fifth era for manufacturing - mass personalisation".

I'm not the kind of person to say I told you so, but we did tell you so! :)
A FuturesForum post (titled: "A lightbulb moment in the FT") refers to this MindBullet. The full FuturesForum post can be read here: http://www.futureworld.org/PublicZone/FuturesForum/BlogDetails.aspx?PostID=3bb5c009-a5f6-4b8f-a653-870ddcfe0193
Posted: 4 January 2012 at 14:02

Neil Jacobsohn The 3D printing debate trundles on

And the debate about 3D printing just trundles on....this is why FutureWorld tagged 3D printing as a technology to watch way back in 2004.
A FuturesForum post (titled: "The 3D printing debate trundles on") refers to this MindBullet. The full FuturesForum post can be read here: http://www.futureworld.org/PublicZone/FuturesForum/BlogDetails.aspx?PostID=3e91e173-8afe-4302-93df-7e35e81253a9
Posted: 1 February 2012 at 16:57

Wolfgang Grulke 3D Printing in practical medicine

Another example of the wide front on which this spectacular technology is being applied. See also the link to our 2004 (!) MindBullet on the subject.
A FuturesForum post (titled: "3D Printing in practical medicine") refers to this MindBullet. The full FuturesForum post can be read here: http://www.futureworld.org/PublicZone/FuturesForum/BlogDetails.aspx?PostID=a4312794-3809-4272-9881-4ebce5f93db2
Posted: 7 February 2012 at 10:49

Wolfgang Grulke Impact of technology on the clothing and textile industries

We have talked about the long-term impact of 3D printing and nanotechnology on these industries for the past decade. Here's another angle on this subject. Although this is an expensive report, I found even the introductory comments enlightening and inspiring in terms of the new opportunities out there.

"The market for smart textiles is set to explode according to Cientifica’s latest research. While the traditional markets of apparel and home textiles continue to be impacted by nanotechnologies, especially in adding value through finishing and coating, the major opportunities for both textile manufacturers and nanomaterial suppliers lie elsewhere.

“Nanotechnologies for the Textile Market” takes an in depth look at the major textile markets – apparel, home, military, medical, sports, technical and smart textiles – detailing the key applications of nanotechnologies and the major players. Cientifica predicts that the highest growth over the next decade will be seen in the areas of smart and technical textiles. In both of these areas a significant part of the added value is due to the innovative use of nanotechnologies, whether in fiber production or as a coating or additive.

"With over a ...
A FuturesForum post (titled: "Impact of technology on the clothing and textile industries") refers to this MindBullet. The full FuturesForum post can be read here: http://www.futureworld.org/PublicZone/FuturesForum/BlogDetails.aspx?PostID=2c41b256-dbc1-432d-beb2-b837ebc4fac4
Posted: 17 April 2012 at 12:59

Neil Jacobsohn RE: Impact of technology on the clothing a...

And it links powerfully to the MindBullets "Put your best foot forward" http://www.mindbullets.net/Subscription/MindBulletsIssueView.aspx?MindBulletID=561 and "SWearable Electronics are just so Yesterday" http://www.mindbullets.net/Subscription/MindBulletsIssueView.aspx?MindBulletID=572
Posted: 17 April 2012 at 16:04

Neil Jacobsohn Impact of technology on the clothing and textile industries

And it links powerfully to two other MindBullets: "Wearable electronics are just so yesterday" http://www.mindbullets.net/Subscription/MindBulletsIssueView.aspx?MindBulletID=572 and
"Put your best foot forward" http://www.mindbullets.net/Subscription/MindBulletsIssueView.aspx?MindBulletID=561
Posted: 17 April 2012 at 16:06

Anton Musgrave Home printing moves closer

The march of the 3D printing revolution continues and its getting to the early stages of domestic application. Exciting times ahead!
A FuturesForum post (titled: "Home printing moves closer") refers to this MindBullet. The full FuturesForum post can be read here: http://www.futureworld.org/PublicZone/FuturesForum/BlogDetails.aspx?PostID=bfdaa476-97fe-4261-a21c-6c546cfe6d0b
Posted: 3 May 2012 at 07:47

Wolfgang Grulke The 3D printing torrent...

...suddenly turns into a flood. Everywhere you look there are new articles and comments on this "new" technology. Well, we've been talking about it's potential impact for more than a decade and now I'm really beginning to worry...when the Guardian begins to write an article about it that reads like a reject from the News of the World, then you know that 3D printing is in danger of becoming a tired fad!
A FuturesForum post (titled: "The 3D printing torrent...") refers to this MindBullet. The full FuturesForum post can be read here: http://www.futureworld.org/PublicZone/FuturesForum/BlogDetails.aspx?PostID=3a365e41-5565-4a09-89d4-99dc247f9874
Posted: 14 May 2012 at 10:40

Anton Musgrave 3D Printing evolves really fast

Even this new technology is experiencing rapid innovation, the older 3D technologies are facing new threats and will need to embrace step changes even faster! Its a flat, fast and furious world out there. Are you fast enough?
A FuturesForum post (titled: "3D Printing evolves really fast") refers to this MindBullet. The full FuturesForum post can be read here: http://www.futureworld.org/PublicZone/FuturesForum/BlogDetails.aspx?PostID=892aa475-7a1f-4ca7-8a02-33042e519321
Posted: 22 May 2012 at 05:48

Wolfgang Grulke 3D printing for the home

It's a modest start, but this is like the first bumbling efgforts at home PCs in the 1980s.
A FuturesForum post (titled: "3D printing for the home") refers to this MindBullet. The full FuturesForum post can be read here: http://www.futureworld.org/PublicZone/FuturesForum/BlogDetails.aspx?PostID=5bd5ea95-2a8c-4e34-98ab-f4638ce6b81e
Posted: 4 July 2012 at 10:45

Anton Musgrave Printing Jewelry...You Bet!

Imagine the future for jewelers when every consumer...or just 20% of them, can print their own gold cufflinks, bracelets, ear rings and so on? Market disruption of the future knows no bounds. The future will no doubt surprise many. How does a business adequately prepare for and choose an ideal future amidst so much change? For starters, spend some time asking 'what IF this 3D printing' future is true? What would or could the implications be?
A FuturesForum post (titled: "Printing Jewelry...You Bet!") refers to this MindBullet. The full FuturesForum post can be read here: http://www.futureworld.org/PublicZone/FuturesForum/BlogDetails.aspx?PostID=8f155d93-6075-40f0-a742-be68a4b72747
Posted: 18 July 2012 at 17:56

Neil Jacobsohn The 3D printing juggernaut rolls on

We told you back in 2004 that 3D printing was tsunami of change...and we said that one day everyone would have one at home. It was only a few months ago that the US$500 version as announced. And now here's one that fits into a small suitcase. And just check out what else is being printed - from a working gun to replicas of fetuses!
A FuturesForum post (titled: "The 3D printing juggernaut rolls on") refers to this MindBullet. The full FuturesForum post can be read here: http://www.futureworld.org/PublicZone/FuturesForum/BlogDetails.aspx?PostID=cc9ee2cb-d045-46c1-9f3d-20bd54857d13
Posted: 6 August 2012 at 17:15

Neil Jacobsohn Child gets 3D-printed arms

We've said I before, many Ike's, and we'll say it again - 3D printing is a game changer, hats rewriting the rules in industriesnfrom manufacturing to healthcare. This story - a child getting 3D arms - is truly amazing.
A FuturesForum post (titled: "Child gets 3D-printed arms") refers to this MindBullet. The full FuturesForum post can be read here: http://www.futureworld.org/PublicZone/FuturesForum/BlogDetails.aspx?PostID=42df270d-7382-4d08-8306-162883bd0a67
Posted: 14 August 2012 at 10:10

Wolfgang Grulke 3D printing buildings

Here's an example of possible second-order effects of this technology - the potential disintermediation of the entire construction value chain? Here's one architect's comment that may not endear him to that industry..."By simply pressing the 'enter' key on the keypad we intend to give the architect the possibility to make buildings directly,without intermediaries who can add interpretation and make mistakes in the realisation." Read more in the Guardian article, and our 2004 MindBullet!
A FuturesForum post (titled: "3D printing buildings") refers to this MindBullet. The full FuturesForum post can be read here: http://www.futureworld.org/PublicZone/FuturesForum/BlogDetails.aspx?PostID=278b2782-3345-43fc-a7ae-ccd1320d7dd3
Posted: 23 January 2013 at 10:40

Neil Jacobsohn 3D Printing in 2013

There's so much discussion and hype about 3D-printing. Will it really change the face of manufacturing? Will we all have one in our kitchens one day? Here's a good, level-headed analysis by SmartPlanet.com.
A FuturesForum post (titled: "3D Printing in 2013") refers to this MindBullet. The full FuturesForum post can be read here: http://www.futureworld.org/PublicZone/FuturesForum/BlogDetails.aspx?PostID=59a1d64a-2172-4846-887d-9603df9b674a
Posted: 6 February 2013 at 14:35

Neil Jacobsohn 3D Printing in 2013

This is touched on in the main story above, but it is such a remarkable tale - not only of 3D printing, but of collaboration across the world - that it is worth highlights all by itself. The headline says it all: Two global makers come together to make a robotic hand for a boy in South Africa.

http://techcrunch.com/2013/02/04/two-global-makers-come-together-to-make-a-robotic-han-for-a-boy-in-south-africa/
Posted: 6 February 2013 at 14:44

Anton Musgrave Micro level 3D printing changes yet more rules.

The steady advance of 3D printing or augmentative manufacturing knows no bounds. Now micro or nano level manufacturing enters the realm of practical utility. So, from printing cars, to building to heart stents...its all happening on the new age printer! Is your industry ready for the rapidly advancing shakeup?
A FuturesForum post (titled: "Micro level 3D printing changes yet more rules.") refers to this MindBullet. The full FuturesForum post can be read here: http://www.futureworld.org/PublicZone/FuturesForum/BlogDetails.aspx?PostID=50805060-045a-4fec-8508-6786dedef65b
Posted: 6 March 2013 at 09:24

Wolfgang Grulke 3D printing: A licence to print money?

In today's Sunday Times Magazine there is short snippet headed "Human skulls are being 3D printed". Here's the gist of it:

"Hasn't Damien Hirst been doing that for years? This isn't art. An American man has just had the first 3D-printed skull replacement.
"Clearly he wasn't well. Remind me, what's a 3D printer. One of those super high-tech machines that assembles things in layers.
"And this chap has had a new skull? 75% new, yes. It was 3D printed and the surgeons fitted it - the first operation of its kind.
"Is it made from bone? No. High-performance thermo plastic.
"I wonder what other organs you can 3D print? Start ups are researching that - everything from bone s to stem-cells.
"Sounds lucrative. State-approved licences in the US could be worth $100m for each bone type.
"A licence to print money, you might say."

And we wrote about it in a MindBullet almost ten years ago!
A FuturesForum post (titled: "3D printing: A licence to print money?") refers to this MindBullet. The full FuturesForum post can be read here: http://www.futureworld.org/PublicZone/FuturesForum/BlogDetails.aspx?PostID=0be8a48e-afab-45eb-b26b-16adc6af3c16
Posted: 7 April 2013 at 10:45

Anton Musgrave Eat your enemies!

A great idea for a new business...3D print your enemy and eat them...Packman with a difference! 3D printing offers all sorts of new business ideas.
A FuturesForum post (titled: "Eat your enemies!") refers to this MindBullet. The full FuturesForum post can be read here: http://www.futureworld.org/PublicZone/FuturesForum/BlogDetails.aspx?PostID=ad7887c8-8500-4f98-98d3-a81ca2a24718
Posted: 8 May 2013 at 12:07

Neil Jacobsohn MakerBot goes mainstream

Now the 3D printing game starts to get really interesting! MakerBot has been the maverick, the little guy who served the "maker" market of bleeding-edge individuals and innovators, and brought 3D printing within almost everyone's reach with printers selling as low as $500.
But now MakerBot has got serious - and is merging with a large industrial 3D printing company - proof, surely, that this market is really going mainstream.
Add to this other key developments: jet engines now being manufactured through the 3D process. Airbus announcing that its aim by 2050 is to print entire aircraft. GE naming 3D printing as a game changer...the list goes on and on.
And we called it way back in 2004...
A FuturesForum post (titled: "MakerBot goes mainstream") refers to this MindBullet. The full FuturesForum post can be read here: http://www.futureworld.org/PublicZone/FuturesForum/BlogDetails.aspx?PostID=b6f710e8-5c49-4040-a3b8-7f1ffbcba2bf
Posted: 21 June 2013 at 12:41

Doug Vining MakerBot goes mainstream

But wait, there's more! Amazon now has a dedicated 3D printing 'department'. That's not so amazing, you might say; but think about being able to choose from 20 different models, with supplies, and have them delivered to your door within a week. That's pretty mainstream in my book. Check it out here:
http://www.amazon.com/b?ie=UTF8&node=6066126011
Posted: 21 June 2013 at 18:28

Wolfgang Grulke MakerBot goes mainstream

With Amazon Prime delivery is next day - why wait a week?
Posted: 21 June 2013 at 18:47

Wolfgang Grulke The end of the ‘Foxconn model’ of manufacturing and logistics?

On 21 August 2003 we published our first MindBullet “Beam me up a burger” on the subject of what we now call 4D or 5D printing – assembly (or in-home manufacturing) at an atomic level.

Last week the Harvard Business Review published an article on the future of 3D printing that the Sunday Times called “the most significant, if underplayed, article in …decades”. Comments included: “the elimination of long supply chains linked to huge factories staffed by cheap workers on the other side of the world”. They comment that in the long-term this could spell the end of the ‘Foxconn model’ of manufacturing, logistics firms, the massive container ports on China’s east coast, and highways jammed with lorries etc etc. “No workforce can be paid little enough to make up for the costs of shipping across oceans”.

No surprise then that China is investing massively in 3D printing even though it could decimate its complete workforce model. The World 3D Printing Technology Conference took place in May this year, in Beijing! Almost exactly the story in our ‘Printing: The future of manufacturing” MB in 2004, datelined 2012. Read the first sentence again: “I spent a frustrating few days at the World Printing ...
A FuturesForum post (titled: "The end of the ‘Foxconn model’ of manufacturing and logistics?") refers to this MindBullet. The full FuturesForum post can be read here: http://www.futureworld.org/PublicZone/FuturesForum/BlogDetails.aspx?PostID=c559b201-cda6-45b7-be02-19b3f95020bf
Posted: 15 July 2013 at 13:36

Anton Musgrave Art, collectibles and other valuable relics....new competition?

For some, the price paid for art pieces, collectibles or relics of one kind or another, represents the buyer's valuation of owning the piece for its artistic merit, 'presence', visual impact, bragging rights etc. For others it may be just the value of decorating a space with the object. Whatever the driver of value, new alternatives will surely have some impact? In this fascinating project, a joint venture with a recognised art museum, art is being replicated with 3D printers to an astonishing level of accuracy and effect! I guess my friends will know that my Van Gogh is not real as they will know that I could just not afford the real thing! But it still looks pretty authentic though!
A FuturesForum post (titled: "Art, collectibles and other valuable relics....new competition?") refers to this MindBullet. The full FuturesForum post can be read here: http://www.futureworld.org/PublicZone/FuturesForum/BlogDetails.aspx?PostID=8bd0bd87-f14e-49a6-b6d2-3627f66f2194
Posted: 30 August 2013 at 15:08

Neil Jacobsohn AI to drive 3D printing

Perhaps we need to open a sub-section of FuturesForum dedicated solely to 3D printing. This technology is roaring ahead. With new developments almost daily. It really is poised to be a global disrupter.
It was 2004 when we first highlighted this opportunity...see the MindBullet alongside.
A FuturesForum post (titled: "AI to drive 3D printing") refers to this MindBullet. The full FuturesForum post can be read here: http://www.futureworld.org/PublicZone/FuturesForum/BlogDetails.aspx?PostID=9caa9649-b580-48b4-8c28-60d9203bde34
Posted: 31 October 2013 at 11:20

Anton Musgrave Printing batteries...the 3D disruption journey continues

No physical product will be exempt from potential impact by the rapidly advancing new disruptive technology and process. Value chains will change, new opportunities will manifest and others will be lost. Get 3D ready!
A FuturesForum post (titled: "Printing batteries...the 3D disruption journey continues") refers to this MindBullet. The full FuturesForum post can be read here: http://www.futureworld.org/PublicZone/FuturesForum/BlogDetails.aspx?PostID=ebf1f027-083a-46bf-a710-395adfacfc60
Posted: 25 November 2013 at 09:23

Doug Vining Why weld when you can print?

Another of those budget innovations looms. Print in 3d with metal, using a low cost welder.

Sounds simple doesn't it? Instead of a CNC cutting machine, just have a CNC welding machine!
A FuturesForum post (titled: "Why weld when you can print?") refers to this MindBullet. The full FuturesForum post can be read here: http://www.futureworld.org/PublicZone/FuturesForum/BlogDetails.aspx?PostID=97dd189c-f843-4797-9cfa-7e09ffd37a0a
Posted: 13 December 2013 at 17:46

Anton Musgrave Industrial revolution on the way?

Yet another solid traditional and change resistant industry will be challenged by new technologies and disruptive innovations. The future will spare no-one who is not open to new thinking, new ways of doing things and better ways to sustain our planet and its largely marginalised billions.
A FuturesForum post (titled: "Industrial revolution on the way?") refers to this MindBullet. The full FuturesForum post can be read here: http://www.futureworld.org/PublicZone/FuturesForum/BlogDetails.aspx?PostID=a021c2ee-ad4e-4b22-847d-f600f5ee810c
Posted: 28 January 2014 at 12:04

Wolfgang Grulke Another step forward in 3D printing...


A FuturesForum post (titled: "Another step forward in 3D printing...") refers to this MindBullet. The full FuturesForum post can be read here: http://www.futureworld.org/PublicZone/FuturesForum/BlogDetails.aspx?PostID=0c08f449-7e8e-4c91-a25c-7b1979508a5e
Posted: 6 March 2014 at 10:39

Neil Jacobsohn 3D printer for under $300 is a Kickstarter hit

A 3D printer for under $300....now the game really starts! Remember when buying an ordinary paper printer for your home was a serious investment? And how home printers have become commoditised, to the extent where we print without a thought? The same will happen with 3D printing, but the real revolution will be in industry, as manufacturing is reinvented, and in health, as printing of body parts becomes commonplace.
A FuturesForum post (titled: "3D printer for under $300 is a Kickstarter hit") refers to this MindBullet. The full FuturesForum post can be read here: http://www.futureworld.org/PublicZone/FuturesForum/BlogDetails.aspx?PostID=41760a42-a2b3-4ba9-8bc3-5989dd400fd3
Posted: 9 April 2014 at 07:11

Wolfgang Grulke 3D Printing - ever forward

What next? Remember our first MindBullet on this subject 10 years ago? Read it again below.
A FuturesForum post (titled: "3D Printing - ever forward") refers to this MindBullet. The full FuturesForum post can be read here: http://www.futureworld.org/PublicZone/FuturesForum/BlogDetails.aspx?PostID=56952840-283f-4711-ab1f-89a462006736
Posted: 21 April 2014 at 10:07

Neil Jacobsohn Yet another 3D printing breakthrough

And so it goes on - yet another 3D printing breakthrough.
A FuturesForum post (titled: "Yet another 3D printing breakthrough") refers to this MindBullet. The full FuturesForum post can be read here: http://www.futureworld.org/PublicZone/FuturesForum/BlogDetails.aspx?PostID=e4e9ee7f-5735-461c-b3f4-a8da01088e72
Posted: 25 April 2014 at 15:00

Anton Musgrave Drones in a new constructive role?

As the world gets used to reading about 3D printing, the new uses and applications of the tech are growing ay an ever increasing rate. Drones, associated with spying and remote wars, can be used for good purposes too! But I must admit, I had not thought of them being a concrete mixer!
A FuturesForum post (titled: "Drones in a new constructive role?") refers to this MindBullet. The full FuturesForum post can be read here: http://www.futureworld.org/PublicZone/FuturesForum/BlogDetails.aspx?PostID=d6fae901-7049-4ed5-8a18-2a95b03024ee
Posted: 27 June 2014 at 10:20

Neil Jacobsohn 3D printing itself faces exponential disruption

And so 3D printing moved to the mainstream, and became an exponential technology that is radicalizing manufacturing. Then the world of future shock reality strikes again....suddenly a new technique that can make 3D printing itself exponentially more efficient and fast emerges. Just watch this...
A FuturesForum post (titled: "3D printing itself faces exponential disruption") refers to this MindBullet. The full FuturesForum post can be read here: http://www.futureworld.org/PublicZone/FuturesForum/BlogDetails.aspx?PostID=1b4415d2-2b3c-4a2a-8ab6-9ef24a721b4e
Posted: 14 June 2015 at 20:13

Neil Jacobsohn 3D printing itself faces exponential disruption

Interesting when a technology hits the mainstream press. Read this Washington Post article for a good review of the impact this new 3D orinting technique could have.
ASnd the second link is to a story from Dubai, where plans are afoot to buiold an entire office block with 3D printing!

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2015/03/16/this-new-technology-blows-3d-printing-out-of-the-water-literally/

http://www.fin24.com/Tech/News/Dubai-plans-to-build-3D-printed-office-building-20150702
Posted: 2 July 2015 at 09:15

Neil Jacobsohn 3D printing itself faces exponential disruption

Interesting when a technology hits the mainstream press. Read this article from the Washington Post for a good review of the impact this radical new technique in 3D printing could have.

And the second link takes us to Dubai, where plans are afoot to build an entire office block with 3D printing.

How will your business be affected by a dramatic shift in manufacturing and materials?

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2015/03/16/this-new-technology-blows-3d-printing-out-of-the-water-literally/

http://www.fin24.com/Tech/News/Dubai-plans-to-build-3D-printed-office-building-20150702
Posted: 2 July 2015 at 09:17

Jeff wong 3D printing itself faces exponential disruption

Toronto, Calgary, Winnipeg, Edmonton, Ottawa, Montreal Printing: http://www.printlinkage.com | http://www.printingexplorer.com

Die cut stickers, circle stickers, round stickers, custom stickers printing :http://www.stickermac.com | http://www.stickermc.com | http://www.sticker3.com | http://www.hitsticker.com

Custom printing, Commerical printing, flyers, brochures, banners, catalogues, postcards printing: http://www.bluefinprinting.com | http://www.printdivine.com | http://www.printcosmic.com | http://www.printradiant.com


Real estate agent advertising: http://www.adstateagent.com/
Posted: 19 November 2015 at 16:31

Anton Musgrave Print your own hand and wear it!

Using open source, 3D printing and innovative thinking this firm has shattered the cost of normal prosthetics from $100k to $3k! Now that's exponential improvement!!
A FuturesForum post (titled: "Print your own hand and wear it!") refers to this MindBullet. The full FuturesForum post can be read here: http://www.futureworld.org/PublicZone/FuturesForum/BlogDetails.aspx?PostID=53d4b170-52c9-429e-92b6-241e32832074
Posted: 12 September 2015 at 09:07

Neil Jacobsohn 3D printing on a massive scale

The trajectory of 3D printing as a definer of future manufacturing seems unstoppable. And this new software breakthrough, which harnesses un unlimited number of print heads into a single 'machine' for large-scale projects, is a game-changed.
A FuturesForum post (titled: "3D printing on a massive scale") refers to this MindBullet. The full FuturesForum post can be read here: http://www.futureworld.org/PublicZone/FuturesForum/BlogDetails.aspx?PostID=6a154fdc-3ec4-4a2f-9391-5f4e4c06b70f
Posted: 2 April 2016 at 09:37

Neil Jacobsohn Redefining war through 3D printing

3D printing is affecting every manufacturing endeavour - not the least the military. 3D printing of weapons is old hat. But how about issuing every soldier with a pair of bespoke, perfectly-fitted 3D printed boots? Or camouflage uniforms that change their patterns to suit the terrain they are in? And we all know an army marches on it stomach...so how about printing food to keep the soldiers moving? And 3D shelters to protect them from the elements? All this is already happening - and more. Read on!
A FuturesForum post (titled: "Redefining war through 3D printing") refers to this MindBullet. The full FuturesForum post can be read here: http://www.futureworld.org/PublicZone/FuturesForum/BlogDetails.aspx?PostID=89b9c32a-d3c2-4e40-ab3c-1028685d6a38
Posted: 2 May 2016 at 15:41

Jagat Tiwari Hassle-Free Relocation Services

Packers and Movers in Hyderabad Charges @
http://www.moveby5th.in/packers-and-movers-hyderabad.html
Packers and Movers in Pune Charges @
http://www.moveby5th.in/packers-and-movers-pune.html
Packers and Movers in Bangalore Charges @
http://www.moveby5th.in/packers-and-movers-bangalore.html
Packers and Movers in Delhi Charges @
http://www.moveby5th.in/packers-and-movers-delhi.html
Packers and Movers in Gurgaon Charges @
http://www.moveby5th.in/packers-and-movers-gurgaon.html
Packers and Movers in Mumbai Charges @
http://www.moveby5th.in/packers-and-movers-mumbai.html
Posted: 2 August 2016 at 14:53

Jagat Tiwari Hassle-Free Relocation Services

Packers and Movers Pune Charges #
http://www.movers5th.in/packers-and-movers-pune/
Packers and Movers Mumbai Charges #
http://www.movers5th.in/packers-and-movers-mumbai/
Packers and Movers Delhi Charges #
http://www.movers5th.in/packers-and-movers-delhi/
Posted: 2 August 2016 at 14:53

Jagat Tiwari Best Relocation services

Packers and Movers Bangalore Charges #
http://www.movers5th.in/packers-and-movers-bangalore/
Packers and Movers Hyderabad Charges #
http://www.movers5th.in/packers-and-movers-hyderabad/
Packers and Movers Gurgaon Charges #
http://www.movers5th.in/packers-and-movers-gurgaon/
Posted: 2 August 2016 at 14:54

Jagat Tiwari Hassle-Free Relocation Services

Packers and Movers Noida Charges @
http://www.movers5th.in/packers-and-movers-noida/
Packers and Movers Chennai Charges @
http://www.movers5th.in/packers-and-movers-chennai/
Packers and Movers Navi Mumbai Charges @
http://www.movers5th.in/packers-and-movers-navimumbai/
Packers and Movers Thane Charges @
http://www.movers5th.in/packers-and-movers-thane/
Packers and Movers Ghaziabad Charges @
http://www.movers5th.in/packers-and-movers-ghaziabad/
Packers and Movers Faridabad Charges @
http://www.movers5th.in/packers-and-movers-faridabad/
Posted: 2 August 2016 at 14:54

Neil Jacobsohn Mobile 3D concrete printer set to reinvent construction

Printing building components with a 3D concrete printer is hardly new - but the problem has been that these massive printers are static. Now a group of Dutch inventors have taken the science to a new level with a 3D concrete printer that moves around on caterpillar tracks. Their goal is simple: to reinvent the construction industry.
A FuturesForum post (titled: "Mobile 3D concrete printer set to reinvent construction") refers to this MindBullet. The full FuturesForum post can be read here: http://www.futureworld.org/PublicZone/FuturesForum/BlogDetails.aspx?PostID=c40cc1e4-66c1-4a34-a110-2abfafafc257
Posted: 1 January 2017 at 15:56

Neil Jacobsohn 3D printing goes BIG!

3D printing is now pretty much mainstream - and it's going BIG! The US military has just built a 46 sq m barracks hut in just 40 hours, on what they're calling the world's biggest 3D printer. Check it out here.
A FuturesForum post (titled: "3D printing goes BIG!") refers to this MindBullet. The full FuturesForum post can be read here: http://www.futureworld.org/PublicZone/FuturesForum/BlogDetails.aspx?PostID=c770c7ad-7688-431f-b016-ab75c5099ecc
Posted: 12 September 2018 at 15:08
Comments by users of MindBullets are those of the authors and are not necessarily shared, endorsed and/or warranted by FutureWorld. All MindBullet content is Copyright FutureWorld International © 2018. All Rights Reserved.