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Bigger than the internet – 3D Printing

Posted in entrepreneurship by Steve Sammartino on October 30, 2011

3D printing is really starting to blow my mind. As far as I can tell it is taking the information we are currently living through and making it physical. It’s the missing link. The start of being able to create everything from nothing – ephemeralization. Converting the first 20 elements into stuff, by organizing information, ones and zeros. About 20 years from now, you’ll remember talk about 3D printing, the same way we remember hearing stuff about a connected world through computers in the mid 1980’s. I think it will be more disruptive and bigger than the internet.

In order to just make sure you are across what is happening here’s the most famous Youtube Clip about 3D printing which is from the Discovery channel. In the coming weeks I’ll be posting a large article about all the implications on the world. And before you watch the clip below here is a list of some things that have already been printed by such machines:

Bicycles, cars, tools with moving parts, furniture, drone aircraft and even balls bearings.

It’s coming and it is going to change everything.

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  1. April Neylan said, on October 31, 2011 at 9:04 am

    Wow this is absolutely awesome!!!!! :) :)

  2. Patrick said, on November 2, 2011 at 1:28 am

    This is a game changer. It is the Napster of industrial design. IP law will not be able to keep up.
    Despite the negatives, the applications are endless and the duration to bring things to market will be negligible…..Wow!

    • Steve Sammartino said, on November 3, 2011 at 6:08 pm

      Imagine exact replicas of branded goods which are made of pure plastic – eg Sunglasses… it will be like Music all over again. Designs shared on-line and actuals printed at home!

      Steve.

  3. 3d chat said, on November 2, 2011 at 1:31 am

    oh its so great, don´t believe it.

  4. printing san diego said, on November 3, 2011 at 6:44 pm

    The opportunity is there given sites like Facebook already collect the interests of its members. It is just a matter of mining that data.

  5. Duann said, on November 5, 2011 at 1:52 am

    Yeah, now check out http://www.shapeways.com to see where it is really happening :)

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  7. Kel said, on February 16, 2012 at 6:16 pm

    It’s not something from nothing, it’s something from plastic. I can’t eat that. When a 3D printer starts making microwaved meals ala Star Trek, then I’ll get excited.

    • Steve Sammartino said, on February 16, 2012 at 6:27 pm

      Hey Kel,

      It isn’t something from nothing…. But it is something from everything. Plastic is only one of the inputs. In fact, 3D printing can use almost any material many of which are found in nature, recycled or food stuffs. Google it.

      Steve.


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