Innovation Insight: 3-D Printing
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Innovation Insight: 3-D Printing

I have lived in an age where technology advances have been rather amazing and certainly life-changing for the vast majority of persons on the planet.  I have witnessed: the birth of manned space-flight culminating with sending men to the moon and returning safely back to Earth; trans/inter-continental flights becoming routine; the birth of the personal…

Print it Yourself (In 3D)
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Print it Yourself (In 3D)

You’ve heard it again and again: manufacturing is dead in America. What once made us a great nation has either moved offshore or rusted away. And with that wide-ranging loss in productive capacity, our national economy began its long, painful, sad descent… At least it seemed that way to a lot of folks. In reality,…

Additive Manufacturing: Solid Print
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Additive Manufacturing: Solid Print

The original idea behind the birth of 3D printing was being able to create one-off prototypes. However, as the technology improves, more items are being printed as final products (a process known as additive manufacturing). As there are extremely few economies of scale in this technology is ideally suited to low-volume production. Now, freed of…