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3D Printing Problems – What Critics Are Saying About 3D Printing

1. 3D printers are energy hogs When melting plastic with heat or lasers, 3D printers consume about 50 to 100 times more electrical energy than injection molding to make an item of the same weight, according to research by Loughborough

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3D Printing Trends From PWC Report

In 3-D printing, hundreds or thousands of layers of material are “printed” layer upon layer using various materials, or “inks,”2 most commonly plastic polymers and metals. The many different printing technologies are generally material dependent. (See the sidebar “3-D printing

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3D Printing Book Debunks Five Myths Of 3D Printing

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Let’s 3D bunk these myths. Most new technologies get pushback. The resistance comes from people who are afraid of it, who can’t grasp the relevance, who don’t understand new technology in general, or those who have entrenched interests in keeping

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3D Printing Online Learning Course – Available For 3D Printing Enthusiasts

This course focusses on running the business of 3D Printing. A no-nonsence approach to sales, marketing, advertising and finance in the 3D Printing world. The learning model works well in the fragmented 3D Printing learning space.

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Big Data And 3D Printing – 5 Reasons People Fear Big Data Analytics

5 Reasons Firms Fear Big Data Analytics from Bill Decker So, with 3D Printing and the Internet of Things happening, it takes us to one key place: data analytics.

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Will Big Data Enhance 3D Printing?

Here are 4 Ways Big Data and 3D Printing Go Hand In Hand 1. Data Enables Custom Manufacturing. The efficiency and customization power of 3D printing could turn production inside out. Instead of mass producing goods and trying to sell

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3D Printing Slideshow and Big Data Trends – What Is The Connection?

3D Printing And Big Data – What Do They Have In Common? from Bill Decker Where does Big Data and 3D Printing Meet?

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3D Printing And Big Data – More And More Big Things Coming

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3D Printing Industry growth leads to Big Data use. What many people don’t know about 3D Printing is that the technology is data driven. CAD drawings are created and and used. Many are purchase or downloaded for free off the

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3D Printing Ups and Downs – Where Will The 3D Printing Industry Go?

There have been some meteoric rises in the 3d Printing Industry. But a couple of problems persist: Lack of a Single Defining Application Historically, personal computers became ubiquitous through their productivity applications. Investment in personal computers became a tangible benefit

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Can 3D Printing Use Big Data For Easier Displays?

MIT researchers feel that 3D Printing makes Big Data displays easier to understand. They make their argument using the example of a 3-D printed model of the MIT campus, which they created using a laser ranging device to measure the

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