3D Printing for Dummies Cast Online Hangout

I enjoyed the opportunity to discuss 3D printing with my fellows from the “3D Printing for Dummies” book, sharing the discussion as part of a Google+ Hangout conducted by Element14 to address their members and anyone that was interested in … Continue reading

Guest Blog Posts

Amazon.Com's tech.book (store) Blog

I love blogging – the capability of an individual or group to share their ideas, experience, and viewpoints to the world is one of the most magnificent aspects of today’s Internet. As I curate different topics on platforms like Scoop.It, … Continue reading

3D Printed Firearms and the Third Industrial Revolution

Liberator 3D-Printed Gun

Multiple concerns have been raised with regards to the potential for 3D printers to replicate firearms, which is a matter of particular concern to governments who restrict their citizens from firearm ownership. The first area in which this issue was … Continue reading

Production Mobility in the Third Industrial Revolution

A black plastic siling ship within a clear plastic "bottle" shape.

A manufacturer of 3D printers, Objet, provides a remarkable example of their 3D printing capability using a dark opaque plastic to create a whole ship nestled within a bottle made of transparent plastic. Just as 3D printers can now create … Continue reading

3D Printing Shattering Traditional Practices

When we consider the impact of the Third Industrial Revolution as we look ahead, 3d printing, crowd funding, robotics, ad-hoc media content, and a host of other technologies offer a means to not only alter the course of production but … Continue reading

3D Printing and Planned Obsolescence

The capability for product personalization and customization in the Third Industrial Revolution offers a way to eliminate the traditional roll-out of “this year’s model” and the concept of planned obsolescence that is behind the current economic cycle: [produce→consume→discard→repeat] As an example … Continue reading

3D Printing and Production

There is no doubt that technologies like additive manufacturing will transform many industries and could repatriate manufacturing tasks currently outsourced to locations beneficial to lower-cost mass production. This in turn may well impact industries involved in the transportation and storage … Continue reading