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The rise and rise of 3D printing

Posted in Uncategorized by Manas Ganguly on January 9, 2014

How hot is 3D printing? Going by CES indications, its the future happening and at a magnificent pace. Presenting a video of MakerBot CEO, Bre Pettis talking to the BBC’s Rory Cellan-Jones about the rise and rise of 3D printing. Bre Pettis traces the history of 3D printing from the early days to present day where 3D printing is set to go mainstream.

I especially like it when he answers the querry – “Is there any specific Application that will make 3D printing go mainstream?” through the analogy – “Is there any particular song that you think will make music take off”.

CES 2014 showcases 3D printers and concepts from at least 30 different companies all with an eclectic size, mix and function.

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3D printing begins!

Posted in 3D printing by Manas Ganguly on November 25, 2013

The first 3D printer is now soon to be reality. Far from the more fancied use cases of 3D printing AK47s, Human Organs and more complex systems; the first 3D printer by Israeli firm Camtek Ltd., will 3D print Printed circuit boards. This will world’s first commercial grade 3D printer for circuit boards. Camtek is expected to debut the device by early 2014. The 3D inkjet Solder mask printer is currently in advanced stages of technical maturity for commercial launch.

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Given the huge opportunity and scope for 3D printing technology, Camtek’s printer may be the first baby step and the industry would see n revolutions before technology stability and product maturity – but the significance is in taking the first step. It will be interesting to follow the advent and the march of 3D printers.

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