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3D Printers: IT's Next Great Data Challenge
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tzubair
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8/31/2015 | 11:59:27 PM
Re: Industry
"But I think it will revelotionalize certain industries and completely change the way business is done."

@progman2000: I think some industries will see the impact directly, while some of the others will experience it indirectly. But, the impact will certainly be observed. For instance, I may be in the distribution business and 3D printing may not of direct use to me, but I will get better products to sell and hence will feel the impact.
progman2000
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8/30/2015 | 7:40:22 PM
Re: Industry
I don't think 3D printing will spread across industries any more than any technology would span industries that don't need it. But I think it will revelotionalize certain industries and completely change the way business is done.
tzubair
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8/30/2015 | 6:26:58 PM
Re: More Serious this time around
 

"We can hope that manufacturers restrict themselves to using 3D printing as a way to avoid stocking parts for washing machines and such, but I doubt that they will."

 

@Gary: I think that's the beauty of 3D printing - the flexibility. It gives the room to create so many applications to solve business problems. The product modeling can be done more accurately so that there's less effort in the manufacuring part and there's higher precision.
tzubair
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8/30/2015 | 6:24:39 PM
Re: Let see
"I think this is THE big update in 2015. For small industry and bigger ones too."

@Mesetudes: I think the small industries will have a major increased in usage compared to larger industries. The large industries have already invested in it and the smaller ones were hesitant to invest because of the investment. If new operationg solutions are available where there's no upfront cost and only variable rental, the smaller ones will make a rapid switch.
tzubair
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8/30/2015 | 6:20:34 PM
Industry
Do you think 3D printing will become a huge phenomena across all industries? I believe some industries particularly those in modeling or manufacturing will have a rapid 3D printing requirement, but others which primarily deal in services and do not product anything physical or concrete will probably not have this need at all.
MRPEasy.com
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8/30/2015 | 12:32:44 PM
3d printing is revolutionary technology
3d printing is widely used in mnufacturing already. Volvo prints trucks parts, etc.
Ashu001
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8/29/2015 | 8:52:44 AM
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Mesetudes,

Eventually what will end up happening is something similar to what we see in the Color Printer space today(where each Printer has a specific Code/Digital Signature) to track where it was sold and Manufacturered as Standards start to rise in this space we will also see similar Standards getting established here.

The other issue seems to have been (reasonably) well covered by GE here when they say they track and Log every single transaction done by their 3D Printers today.

Ultimately we need to draw the line somewhere else it will become a nasty free for all for concerned.

 
Ashu001
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8/29/2015 | 8:44:54 AM
Re: More Serious this time around
Gary,

You have raised a very fair and valuable point here.

I tend to look at the excessive inventory pileups from a Cost of Money point of view.

Thanks to the foolish behavior of Global Central Bankers(US Fed,BoE,ECB,BoJ and BoC);Money costs virtually nothing to borrow today.

This phenomenon(called Quantitative Easing) has created unbelieveable Bubbles all across the World in all Asset Markets including creating Massive Inventory Stocks worldwide.

The Irony is this was done initially to prevent Deflation (in 2008) from taking hold but end result is going to be an even bigger dose of Global Deflation as Supply ends up swamping Demand Globally.

 
Gary_EL
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8/28/2015 | 12:37:33 AM
More Serious this time around
It's one thing if someone steals a book or a movie - money is lost and investors suffer. It's another thing if Russia or China intercepts a critical part of a stealth airplane or if Iran grabs part of a nuclear detonator. Once again, technology races past any way to protect itself. We can hope that manufacturers restrict themselves to using 3D printing as a way to avoid stocking parts for washing machines and such, but I doubt that they will.
Mesetudes
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8/27/2015 | 12:11:57 PM
Let see
I think this is THE big update in 2015. For small industry and bigger ones too.


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