Advertisement
Continue to Site »

site_header_zone


 
Trending
Year in Review: Top 10 Design Projects of 2014
  From the offices of Motorola and the ever-controversial Uber ...
WorkOf and Shinola Raise $4,300 to Benefit Detroit Museum
  To help kick off the holiday season, online furnishings ...
2014 Market Trends: In Healthcare Design, Patients Rule
“When I first started, I had people ask, ‘why are ...
This Week's 20 Most Loved Design Instagrams
Interior Design’s 20 most loved Instagrams spotted this week—including artist ...
61 New Fabrics and Wallcoverings
  Pulled from Interior Design's definitive product resource, Fall Market Tabloid, here ...

JOB ZONE

jobseekers:

employers:

 
Weekly Poll
Where is the greatest growth potential for healthcare design in the next 2 years?

    industry_article_detail_left_zone

    How Will 3-D Printing Impact the Future of Design?

    Andreas Schulz , Barbara Kotte, Johannes Zäuner, Rebecca Wilting, and Nicolas Eggert. Rapid Racer, 2011. Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS), 27.56 lbs. Manufactured by Faculty of Design, Hochschule für angewandte Wissenschaft und Kunst (HAWK), and Stratasys Ltd, USA. Photo by Johannes Roloff/HAWK.Andreas Schulz , Barbara Kotte, Johannes Zäuner, Rebecca Wilting, and Nicolas Eggert. Rapid Racer, 2011. Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS), 27.56 lbs. Manufactured by Faculty of Design, Hochschule für angewandte Wissenschaft und Kunst (HAWK), and Stratasys Ltd, USA. Photo by Johannes Roloff/HAWK.

    How will 3D printing impact the future of design? Duann Scott from Shapeways feels that the most powerful aspect of the technology is the reassessment of traditional modes of production and distribution based on material resources. With the ability to electronically transmit data files to local production centers, smaller objects may be mailed out or large ones held for pick up by the consumer, increasing convenience and reducing the carbon footprint.

    3D printing also provides the opportunity to take a product to market in a matter of days or weeks, instead of months or years. Since no tooling is required, one can continue to recreate and improve the product with it is on the market based on customer feedback or consumer trends.

    <
    What Exactly is 3-D Printing?
    Benchmark Applications in 3-D Printing

    industry_article_detail_central_zone