Three Must-See TED Talks on 3D Printing

Posted by Ellen McKewen on Aug 4, 2016 7:30:00 AM

Additive manufacturing (AM), also known as 3D printing, is a term used to describe several different processes of synthesizing objects. These objects can be almost any shape or size and can be created from almost any material. So what does this mean for the manufacturing industry?

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Additive Manufacturing: Past, Present and Future

Posted by John Newman on May 19, 2016 8:30:00 AM

With the possible exception of fire, no technology is ever really ready to contribute to manufacturing in a meaningful way until it’s been given time to grow and expand. Computers are a good example. Our current level of technological sophistication wouldn’t be possible without computers, and teenagers routinely take selfies using handheld devices with more computing power than was used to land on the moon. It should be no real surprise, then, that 3D printing (also known as additive manufacturing or just AM) hasn’t yet delivered on its promise.

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Additive Manufacturing: Dynamo or Disruption?

Posted by Jim Watson on Jan 2, 2015 1:19:00 PM

In a 2012 article by Brad Hart, Forbes magazine touted additive manufacturing, or 3D printing, as a “game changer.”  The author stated, “The possibilities are endless, and the opportunities are coming fast and furious.” 

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Is Additive Manufacturing The Right Fit For Your Company?

Posted by Carrie Pittman on Apr 17, 2014 1:22:00 PM

Written by: John Anderson, Director

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The New Industrial Revolution - Reshoring and Advanced Manufacturing

Posted by Carrie Pittman on May 14, 2013 10:27:00 AM

Written by: Michele Nash-Hoff

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3D Printing - This is Not Your Child's Paper Mache

Posted by Carrie Pittman on May 3, 2013 10:17:00 AM

This article, originally posted on NIST MEP's Manufacturing Innovation Blog and written by Clara Asmail, speculates on the future of additive manufacturing.

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Topics: Additive Manufacturing, 3D Printing

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