Marketing Video – What Should Sales Managers Do About Sales Compensation?

Here is a quick 49 second marketing video about sales compensation…the main question is: should it be simple or complicated? Enjoy!

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3D Printing Is 3D Printing Responsible For Bankruptcies?

The toy industry has the potential become one of the largest beneficiaries of 3D printing, with the industry projected to be worth $135 billion by 2020. 3D print users stand to etch out a significant piece of this market, as toys are commonly ideal shapes and sizes for 3D print manufacturing and are typically made from common 3D print materials that include plastics, carbon fibers, and ceramics. This allows for the development of replacement parts, missing accessories and new features via 3D printers.

The toy industry has increasingly realized the potential for allowing users to create their own toys and parts. In 2017, Mattel plans to release ‘ThingMaker,’ a 3D printer geared towards children that pairs with an accompanying software application and allows users to print a range of toys that includes jewelry and figurines. Simiarly, XYZprinting offers the ‘da Vinci miniMaker,’ which allows users to print smaller items of varying shapes.as they’re seen as a way for children to use their creativity and imagination while building a foundation to learn technology and engineering skills.

Toys R Us once was the dominant player, with 1600 stores. Yet, they filed from bankruptcy. Is this another case of a firm ignoring the 3D Printing trend, just as magazines ignored the internet? In this 3D Printing book, I talk about how 3D Printing is here, and firms better pay attention.

3D Printing Chairman To Speak At Intergenerational Business Summit

In Denver, Colorado on November 17, 2017, Bill Decker will speak to a group of entrepreneurs. The title of his roundtable discussion will be 3D Printing, An Entrepreneur’s Best Friend. His session is at 3:15 pm. However, the summit is all day long and features many speakers and breakout sessions.

The purpose of the intergenerational summit to to show entrepreneurs, mentors, and financiers the effectiveness of different generations working together on start ups/ When you combine generations, you can achieve greater results more quickly.

For more on the summit, how to register and the conference promoters, Click Here

3D Printing And The Guinness Book Of World’s Records

What weighs around 1,650 pounds and is about as long as a large sport utility vehicle? It’s the world’s largest solid 3-D printed item, created by Boeing and one of its research partners and certified by GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS.

The record-setting object – which measures 17.5 feet long, 5.5 feet wide and 1.5 feet tall is a wing trim and drill tool that Boeing will use to build its forthcoming 777X airplane. And it represents Boeing’s latest achievement in 3-D printing, also known as additive manufacturing.

The creation of this item is just an example of what we can do with additive manufacturing, said Leo Christodoulou, Materials & Manufacturing chief engineer at Boeing. Another way that 3D Printing is making huge developments in Aerospace.

Additively manufactured tools will save energy, time, labor and production cost and are part of our overall strategy to apply 3-D printing technology in key production areas, Christodoulou said.

The making of this tool exemplifies the tremendous efficiencies that 3-D printing can generate.

Read the full article here on Boeing’s website