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Transcript of 3D printing
Future Potential of
A run through
The Next Revolution?
How will 3D Printing change the future?
How It Works
Ethics and Dangers
Complementary to conventional
-Saves up to 90% use of raw material.
-Low Carbon Footprint
-'Pulled' by end customer demand.
-Short lead time.
-Lower fixed costs for producers.
-Growth in the market and increased competition.
-Falling prices from both producer and consumer perspective.
Structural change in the
-Lowers cost of entry into any industry
Provide low barriers to entry for
-20 common household items chosen
-Buying these items online cost between $312-$1944
compared to $18 using a 3D printer.
Economic analysis by Prof. Joshua Pearce of Michigan Tech. U
Where is 3D Printing Today?
In Your Home
Get it at Staples
Inside of You
3D Printed organs, tissue, bones
Once organs can be “blueprinted” whole body parts can be printed
3D print tools and spare parts
By 2020 NASA will be printing Solar Panels and other large parts
Students in the College of Engineering have constructed a working 3D printer
Other departments using 3D printers for model construction
Have a 3D printer scan the object onto a computer
Download the design from the internet onto a computer
The digital make up of the object is on the computer
The computer takes this digital object and begins slicing it into 2D pieces
The 3D printer interprets these pieces as “layers”
With these layers of data, the 3D printer starts to print plastic layers one on top of the other until the object is formed (additive process)
The Result: Your object
So What's The Big Deal?
3D Printers can use any material.