Byron Sanders
3D Printing becoming a reality in new areas

Happy New Year to all!

 

I’ve discussed with many of you my belief that 3D printing is going to be a major paradigm shift in how manufacturing is conducted and ultimately be a factor in bring manufacturing back to US shores.  Even at this stage after several years of publicity, the processes and concepts of the technology are not understood by vast segments of the population.  One of the most intriguing aspects is the possibility of printing actual replacement organs.  I came across the article linked below over the weekend.  As Peter Diamandis stressed in his book and presentations, many of the applications for 3D printing are very, very close to reality. I’ve also linked to a TED talk from March 2012 that will be of interest.  Enjoy!

 Byron

http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9244884/The_first_3D_printed_organ_a_liver_is_expected_in_2014?taxonomyId=128&pageNumber=1

 http://www.ted.com/talks/peter_diamandis_abundance_is_our_future.html