3D Printing Trends- What About 3D Printing Jobs?

After years of figuring out what additive manufacturing-the new kid of industry-could and couldn’t do, 2016 seems to be when the technology finally started to settle in and become one of the gang. It’s gained worldwide acceptance and a feasible way to make many things, not just a few prototypes. The watershed moment may have been General Electrics acquisition of two European 3D printing companies for $1.4 billion. They didn’t buy all of Arcam, but tool a controlling stake.

GE Aviation says it will 3D-print more than 100,000 parts by 2020 to make lighter and more efficient engines, along with several other advantages.This should change a lot of the job landscape and enhance productivity.

What will happen in the sector in 2017? It will no doubt be a momentous year for manufacturers around the world, if even half of what President Donald Trump says he’ll accomplish comes to fruition when he starts the job on Jan. 20. From trade to new jobs, everything is up in the air.

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Carbon3D is the 3D Printing Company Changing the Design and Manufacturing Industry

THE M1 IS A POWERFUL NEW TOOL FOR DESIGN AND MANUFACTURING. For the first time, it’s possible to 3D print isotropic parts with mechanical properties and surface finish like injection-molded plastics. No other additive technology delivers the synthesis of fit, form, and function needed to bridge the gap between prototyping and manufacturing.

About Carbon

Carbon works at the intersection of hardware, software, and molecular science. Our vision is a future fabricated with light, where traceable, final-quality parts are produced at scale with CLIP technology. CLIP – Continuous Liquid Interface Production – makes this vision possible by combining engineering­-grade materials with exceptional resolution and surface finish.

Google Ventures: Carbon 3D

3D Printing Breaking Copyright? Do You Know 3D Printing Patent Laws?

Will 3D Printing Break Copyright?

3D Printing: The hype is real! Engineers, Designers, and everyday consumers are using this new fabrication process to conceptualize and create things that were once impossible.

But what does this mean for the future of manufacturing and where do these 3D prints fall on the thin line between copyright infringement and fair use?

Is it possible that 3D printing will do for objects what MP3s did for music; by once again radically transforming the way we look at copyright?

In this episode of Idea Channel, we sit down with Michael Weinberg, head of litigation at Shapeways, a 3D printing company located in New York to get an inside look at their facilities and discuss the how copyright is handled in the 3D printing world.