THE NUMBER OF APPLICATIONS WILL GROW
In 2018, more industries will find more ways to use additive manufacturing for more applications. Materials other than plastics, such as metals, will help facilitate these new uses, especially in industries such as the automotive and aerospace sectors.
NEW AND BETTER DESIGNS WILL SURFACE
3D printing will enable better product design as more companies start to use it during the design and prototyping process, along with Internet of Things technology.
PROCESSES WILL ACCELERATE
The speed of the 3D printing process will continue to increase, making it more competitive with traditional manufacturing methods.
Don’t make this mistake when closing a deal selling! It’s all about the timing…
Screenwriters in a jam can hit a new panic button. It’s the switch on the nearest 3D printer. This nifty new technology, which took its first substantial silver screen bow in 2006’s Mission: Impossible III, has surfaced in three recent motion pictures. And in each case not a moment too soon. It’s enough to make you think there’s a contraption somewhere in the Hollywood hills that spits out storytelling solutions.
Think back to early February and the release (more like escape) of The Cloverfield Paradox, a movie that announced itself fully formed on Netflix the night of the Super Bowl. It’s set 10 years in the future, aboard a space station (and in a parallel universe? Or were we the parallel universe?) where things go haywire in a knockoff Alien manner. A Russian engineer loses his mind a bit when he discovers interplanetary parasites under his skin (you blame him?) and when he is “contacted” by his alternate (evil?) self, he renders up a 3D-printed gun and bullets. Read more about Hollywood and 3D Printing here.
How can you prepare for the sales objections you will get? Here is a quick video that gives an idea!
An interesting development in 3D Printing is the use of the technology to 3D Print Data. Take a look at our bioprinting site and see why Scientists are 3D Printing their data. Click here for Bioprinting.
What is the best way to change someone else’s mind? Take a look at this quick marketing video and see.
In looking at the world of 3D Printing start ups, it is estimated that 90% fail the first year. This correlates perfectly with the Small Business Administration’s findings that cover all start ups.
In the 3D Printing space a business course was developed to teach entrepreneurs about the business of 3D printing. Click here for this inexpensive online 3D Printing Business Course
Here is a quick marketing video which asks the question: How and when do you follow up with sales meetings? You’ll see there is no simple answer!
Can You Cut Your Marketing Budget In Half?
Sometimes too little is just not useful! Check out this quick marketing video and see.
The Association of 3D Printing has set up a free site for 3D Printing trade shows, which can be found at: http://3dprintingtradeshows.com.
No matter whether you are a 3D printing veteran, trying to stay on top of the latest development in the 3D printing space. or whether you just want to check out the 3D printing trend: 3D Printing Conferences and 3D Printing Expos are great occasions to do just that. Below is our listing of 3D Printing Events taking place across the globe.
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