6 More 3D Printing Myths!
Myth #6: The labor unions will never allow a “no labor” manufacturing process. These unions are powerful and have members everywhere. There is no way they will allow products to be made without their hard work and input.
Myth #7: Holders of intellectual property will get ripped off and not paid for their designs. If I can put a CAD file into the cloud, or email it to someone, why would anyone pay for it? Just like pirating movies, software, Internet news and books ….no one will pay for what they can get for free.
Myth #8: Computer automated design drawings are too big, too clunky, and take too long to download. This isn’t a simple word processing file, it’s an entire product design. It will take up a lot of space and most of us don’t have a fast enough Internet connection to get the files.
Myth #9: Most government agencies will not approve of any parts made by 3D printing. Governments have regulations which protect its citizens. If anyone with a 3D printer can start making junk and selling it, who will regulate it? Are you saying someone can print out a car part and just install it in a car? What if the part fails and there is an accident?
Myth #10: This will never be in reach of the common man. Machines are too expensive. Set up is too difficult. Supplies aren’t easy to get. Some of the 3D printing is about toys and games, but other applications seem to be about bones and eyeballs and airplane parts. It can’t get to all of us.
Myth #11: There is no demand for 3D- printed products. With Ecommerce, we can find anything we want on the Internet, order it, and have it in our hands in 1 day. Who is in a bigger rush than that?
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