Tag Archives: disruption

Video: A Look Back at the Launch of the Cube 3D Printer

Abe Reichental, CEO of 3D Systems, speaks with Peter Marsh from Financial Times about the launch of the Cube 3D printer and the potential disruption of 3D printing in the video below.

Video: How 3D Printing Will Change the World and Industry Interviews

PBS Video 3D Printing

In the PBS video below, the 3D printing industry is profiled.

3D Printing is heralded as a revolutionary and disruptive technology, but how will these printers truly affect our society? Beyond an initial novelty, 3D Printing could have a game-changing impact on consumer culture, copyright and patent law, and even the very concept of scarcity on which our economy is based. From at-home repairs to new businesses, from medical to ecological developments, 3D Printing has an undeniably wide range of possibilities which could profoundly change our world.

The video includes interviews with:

  • Sam Cervantes from Solidoodle on innovation
  • Carine Carmy from Shapeways on supply chain disruption
  • Michael Weinberg from Public Knowledge on copyright and IP
  • Joseph Flaherty from Wired.com on bioprinting and more

Watch the full video below.

UK Retailer Sainsbury’s Sees Disruption to Retail in 3D Printing

Sainsburys Retail 3D Printing

Sainbury’s IT director Rob Fraser sees a disruptive shift on its way, thanks to 3D printing. Speaking at BETT, the UK’s largest trade fair for education technology, Fraser commented on the potential impact 3D printing would have on retail.

“We have to prepare for the fact that consumers may soon not want to buy pre-packaged iPhone cases of the shelf, but build and design their own,” said Fraser. ”The big challenge is we don’t know what’s coming but we have to prepare for it. Technology is changing at a rate we can’t predict, and if we can predict it, it’s already been established. The technologies we can’t predict will be with us in five years’ time.”

Sainsbury’s Fraser told UK publication V3 to expect more information about its 3D printing plans later this year.


Via V3.co.uk.

Sainbury’s photo by nogger used under Creative Commons license.

Must-See Infographic: How Long Until the 3D Printing Revolution?

Infographic 3D Printing Revolution Preview

In this must-see extensive infographic, the emerging 3D printing revolution is profiled and detailed. Who are the players? Where is the industry going? Will there be a legitimate marketplace or will pirated 3D printed goods emerge? It’s all here.

3D Printing in the Home Infographic


Via: Newark and Farnell, orignal designers.

Top 10 Countdown: Most Popular 3D Printing Stories in September 2012

Cross Necklace 3D Printing Celebrities

Here are the top 10 most popular stories On 3D Printing brought you in September 2012.

10. Interview: Protos Eyewear Combines Fashion, Tech, and 3D Printing

9. The Variable Cross: Create Your Own 3D Printed Cross Pendant Necklace

8. Unique 3D Printed Art Featured at the 3D Print Show in London

7. 3D Printing Mobile Labs: A New Combat Strategy for the U.S. Military

6. 3D Printing iPhones in America: Disrupting Foxconn’s Assembly Line

5. 3D Printing Will Be As Disruptive As the PC, Thanks to Piracy

4. Could 3D Printing Save the Public Library System? Mixed Opinions

3. 3D Printing on the Horizon: Can You Spot the Trend?

2. Interview: Idle Print Looks to Monetize Spare Cycles in 3D Printing

1. 3D Printing a Futuristic Airplane Cabin: Innovation at Airbus


Thanks for reading in September!