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Posted on March 3rd 2014

Listen to President Obama speak on 3D printing and his announcement on a new innovation hub for digital manufacturing in Chicago, Illinois.

 

 

 

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February 09, 2014

Reasons why you need a 3D printer

by Milton Hernandez  

    When early computers first came out, many people couldn't imagine using them for more than typing up documents at work. But as time passed and computers became more advanced, they turned into "the personal computer" and people began taking them home with them. This led to an increase in their overall productivity. Although 3D printing has existed for over 30 years, it is just beginning to go mainstream. And just like car buyers don't purchase a car without first seeing and driving it, people need to see and experience 3D printing up close and personal. One of the ways is by visiting one of the many maker faires held every year in a city near you. Another way is for you to purchase a 3D printer and experience firsthand what it's like to print a real physical object out of thin air. Below are some of the reasons that come to mind for purchasing a 3D printer.


IF YOU HAVE A BUSINESS

     Successful businesses and entrepreneurs know that to stay in business you need to evolve with your customers and keep up with the trends. Just as businesses have expanded to include digital advertising they too will incorporate 3D printing to their existing products and services. For businesses selling tangible products, this technology will help them save money and time on prototypes. And if you sell services, there's going to be ways for you to incorporate this with your existing business model. What if instead of handing out a business card, you hand out a figurine of your company logo? How likely would a customer be to lose this figurine compared to just another business card? Not likely.

IF YOU HAVE KIDS

     Introducing kids to computers at an early age is important, and so should be introducing them to 3D printing. Having them realize that anything they can imagine, they can print, will expand their creativity even further. Studies have shown that you should encourage creativity in kids. Creative types do great at problem solving. Buy your kids a 3D printer and make it a learning experience for you and them!

IF IT WILL HELP SOMEONE WITH A HANDICAP

     From prosthetic limbs to custom tools, having a professional 3D printer or printing bureau you can visit will make it easier for you to get products tailored to your needs. There are stories of people successfully using 3D printing technology to print custom prosthesis. There’s no rule in the book that says you can’t download your own custom tools as long as they are certified by a professional.

IF YOU ARE AN ARTIST/DESIGNER

     Whether you are a painter, sculptor, or a graphics designer, the creativity you possess can easily be carried over to the world of additive manufacturing. Anything you can draw up on a computer, you can create on a 3D printer. It is for that reason that people who already work in creative fields should look into designing for 3D printing. Their infinite creativity will help them design new product ideas and also help them tackle new challenges that may come up in the process.

IF YOU ARE AN ENGINEER

     When it comes to building your own 3D printer, who better than a trained professional with a degree in engineering? RepRaps are open sourced designs for 3D printers. There are many RepRap kits available online that you can purchase and assemble on your spare time and save as much as 50% of the cost from buying one that’s already assembled! Plus you may end up creating an even better 3D printer and next thing you know you'll be in business selling new and improved 3D printers.

If YOU LOVE NEW TOYS

     If the only reason you can come up with for buying a 3D printer is so that you can download and print 3D cases for your phones and tablets then that too will suffice :) Keep in mind that there are already thousands of designs online for free or purchase so there's a lot you can download and print.

     The advantages to owning a 3D printer now and the know-how you will get from using one will better prepare you for a future in which printing anything on demand will be the norm. Go out there, buy a 3D printer, and then come back to www.3dcases.com to download all the latest 3D designs!

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Posted on Jan 24th 2014

3D CASES and 3D printing in the next few years

by Milton Hernandez

     3D CASES has been in the works for over a year now. As the adoption of 3D printers in the work place and at home continues, more and more people will realize some of the magnificent opportunities that this technology has to offer.

     Now small to large businesses can utilize this tool to quickly create prototypes for new product designs and new inventions. They can create countless iterations of something and tweak its design until they are satisfied with the product. All of this can now be done in days instead of weeks and months, saving money, time, and resources to both small and large businesses alike.

     With consumer 3D printers, easy access to cheap manufacturing is now available to anyone who can afford to buy or build one of these machines. Students, teachers, artists, kids, and tinkerers are now able to draw up their ideas on their computer screens and then see them come to life with the click of a button on a 3D printer. Today people are waking up in a world where only until recently, something that was impossible to manufacture is now a reality with additive manufacturing.

     Kids, teenagers, adults, and the elderly can all benefit from this wonderful technology. Kids can print toys, figurines, and toy cars. Teenagers can download digital 3D phone case designs for their phones or tablets from www.3dcases.com and print them at home 24/7 anywhere in the world. Women can print jewelry or accessories for the office all with the click of a button. Men can print parts for things around the house, even if they don't need any fixing ;) And the elderly can have a say in the design process on anything they want to print and use instead of the usual "one size fits all" off-the-shelf products that don't work the same for everyone.

     The future is now, and 3D CASES is excited to be here and be a part of this industrial revolution. And as more content goes up online, you'll be able to choose your favorite 3D phone case designs and then simply have them printed. Sign up now at www.3dcases.com to download your 3D phone case design!

 

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