There’s been lots of discussion about Additive Manufacturing/3d Printing and in the course of working with the California Manufacturing Technology Center (CMTC), RTI and Lawrence Livermore Lab on an Additive Manufacturing Conference to be held sometime in the first part of 2013, I had the opportunity to view a video on Ted Talks by Professor Chris Yonge of UC Santa Cruz (yes, the Slugs!)
His description and demonstration of Additive Manufacturing/3D technology is very interesting but what really struck me was his overall view of how creativity and selling products might change in the future. Professor Young even gets into how new and creative financing such as crowdfunding is one of four critical changes. I enjoyed the thought provoking aspects of how this technology may be part of an overall broader change in creativity as well as the visual and visceral examples of how Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing is working today. How do you think think this technology may impact the way we create, manufacturer, finance and sell products in the near future?