Doug Vining Can Kodak re-invent itself?

Is this an opportunity for Kodak to create a new "Kodak moment"? By setting itself up as a preferred supplier of photo quality printers, it is competing with the likes of HP and Samsung, who have decades of experience in that industry,

Perhaps they should look at the printing market from a completely new perspective, and create a new business in a market that hardly exists yet - the home 3D printing industry!
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Posted: 13 June 2012 at 15:53

Doug Vining 3D printing comes home, and takes to the skies

Or more specifically, to my own home. Kurt Vining brought his Printrbot round to our house on the weekend and printed out a couple of household gadgets in ABS plastic.

There is a huge difference between printing models or replicas of actual items, sometimes called rapid prototyping, and actually producing useful products or component parts, also referred to as additive manufacturing. At the level of a Printrbot the distinction is blurred, as many of the items downloaded from Thingiverse would be considered decorative replicas, but the desktop home 3D printer can also produce fairly high resolution plastic parts - for example, the gears and base parts for the printer itself.

Additive manufacturing becomes much more exciting when we can print entire working products like a cell phone, without requiring any post assembly. Processes are already being developed for printing solar panels and lithium batteries in this way. Even more exciting is the prospect of being able to print entire aircraft structures - perhaps by 2050.


https://twitter.com/dougv/status/224090935884124161/photo/1/large
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Posted: 16 July 2012 at 13:16

Doug Vining Making it, faking it

There's something happening out there and it's going to be big - very big.

Yes, I know we've said it before, 3D printing is going to change the way the world works. Not only will traditional manufacturing be completely transformed, but the counterfeiting business will get a real boost. We published this MindBullet a while back, which explores a scenario where it's simple to scan and clone solid objects - just like taking and printing a picture.

It seems that the Economist agrees with us!
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Posted: 10 September 2012 at 20:25

Neil Jacobsohn Making it, faking it

Ah, so you 3D-printed that cute little toy for your kid? Cool! But what about printing an entire room? And in time, doing it on your home printer, the one that you bought down at the local store! Check out these links!
http://www.fastcoexist.com/1680576/this-3-d-printer-can-generate-entire-rooms
http://www.impactlab.net/2012/09/25/first-3d-printer-retail-store-opens-in-california/
Posted: 26 September 2012 at 12:50

Anton Musgrave Making it, faking it

And printing fire-arms...every good innovation has a dark side. http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/sep/26/3d-printing-guns-legal-issues-us-law
Posted: 27 September 2012 at 08:11

Neil Jacobsohn Making it, faking it

Posted: 7 May 2013 at 07:07

Doug Vining Making it, faking it

So now the headline is PRINT, POINT AND SHOOT (THE GUN)...
Posted: 8 May 2013 at 08:05

Anton Musgrave Printing prosthetics a reality soon

The applications of 3D printing are endless and bounded only by our imagination. A new world awaits us. Logistics supply chains will never be the same again. And nor will its participants.
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Posted: 2 February 2014 at 20:18

Doug Vining 3D scanning with your phone

With an app that lets you scan objects in 3D with your smartphone camera, how long before we can also print directly from our phones to a MakerBot 3D printer?

Instant cloning of physical objects was the subject of this MindBullet from a few years back. It seemed unlikely then, but now it's approaching reality.
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Posted: 30 October 2014 at 14:47
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