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3D Printing Hits It's Stride

Tuesday, October 8, 2013


 3D Printing
In a new book, futurist Christopher Barnatt explains how 3D printing works, overviews the 3D printing industry, interviews some of its pioneers, and highlights how 3D printing may help to save the planet.




The 3D Printing revolution is about to transform our lives according to futurist Christopher Barnatt. Pioneers are already 3D printing production tools, prototypes, jewelry, sunglasses, works of art, toys and vehicle parts. But this is just the beginning, with digital manufacturing destined to change how we create, transport and store a great many things.

Within a decade, some products may be downloaded from the Internet for printout in store or even at home. Already DIY enthusiasts are building their own 3D printers, while consumer models for the rest of us are just starting to arrive. Meanwhile doctors are learning how to 3D print kidneys and other replacement human organs.


In a new book, Barnatt explains how 3D printing works, overviews the 3D printing industry, interviews some of its pioneers, and highlights how 3D printing may help to save the planet. Also included is an extensive glossary of 3D printing terminology and a 3D printing directory.

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3D Printing: The Next Industrial Revolution explores the practicalities and potential of 3D printing today, as well as trying to realistically foresee the impact of 3D printing on the world of tomorrow. The book is written for a wide audience, including 3D printing enthusiasts, entrepreneurs, designers, investors, students, and indeed anybody who wants to be more informed about the next round of radical technological change.

Other key content includes a chapter on developments in digital manufacturing. This features interviews with a range of pioneering individuals and organizations who are already in the business of 3D printing final products or parts thereof. There are also chapters dedicated to 3D printing and sustainability, bioprinting, and personal fabrication.

Barnatt's 2012 book 25 Things You Need to Know about the Future was reviewed by The Futurist as "an exciting, yet realistic and believable, vision", and by New Scientist as "a worthwhile read for anyone curious to know what may await us".



SOURCE  Explaining The Future

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