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Will 3D printing really change the world? “Just like the Industrial Revolution, the assembly line, the advent of the internet and the Social Media phenomenon, 3D Printing will be a game changer” – Forbes: Will 3D Printing Change The World? (2012 March) [Update: September, 2012: MakerBot Unveils Next-Gen 3D Printer, And First Retail Store ($2,199 and $2,799)] Since the impact is impossible to predict, let me just give you the facts about where the technology stands today. 20 Years 3D Printing technologies have been around for more than 20 years. However, the technology is slowly becoming more affordable. Urbee Hybrid: 3-D Printed Car Art exhibits of 3D printed objects Additive Manufacturing It is an additive manufacturing processes of making three dimensional solid objects from a digital file, where an object is created by laying down successive layers of material. Th... (more)

Printable Interactivity in More than 1 Dimension

Products & Packaging can not only be interactive themselves but also generate an interaction - the result - an item that stimulates interest, provides information, provides validation or an experience - and entice consumers to buy. According to ‘disruptive' technologies specialists, IPI (Europe) Limited there are many printable interactive tools available, including those based on printable electronics, coupled with mobile ‘apps', that can trigger the all-important ‘interactive experience' for consumers. The whole range of rapidly evolving smart and interactive technologies, for delivering this experience will be covered at the next session of IPI's, long running, ‘Emerging Technologies Programme' focused on Printing, Packaging, PoS and Promotional items in London next month. This session, which will involve participants from all stages of the value chain, from the... (more)

Cloud Computing for the Health of It

Cloud computing must have been brushing up on its bedside manner. HIPAA requirements now stipulate everyone in the health-care industry must begin migrating patient records and other data to cloud computing. By 2015, all medical professionals with access to patient records must utilize electronic medical and health records (EMR and EHR), or face penalties. A recent study by MarketsandMarkets revealed the health-care cloud computing market, which is only currently about 4% of the industry, is expected to grow to nearly $5.4 billion by 2017. The cloud migration process, however, can be daunting for health-care organizations since they have to move an incredible amount of data, according to an article on Forbes.com. Cloud service providers are now offering a variety of new ways to access information via cloud applications and microsites designed for mobile devices. To ... (more)

A Change in Commerce: Open-Source 3D Manufacturing

In Shelly’s awesome post on 3D printing,he hints at a future where spare parts will live on files and not shelves. It completely upsets our notion of manufacturing, where commodities are tangible objects. Physical would become virtual. The question would then become: open-source or closed-source? What’s the Difference? Open-source software and application-development tools are available to anyone for free over the web. Could open-source CAD/CAM files be the same? (There are already plenty of free designs available online at sites like Thingiverse.com.) As a real-world example, let’s take a look at the bicycle manufacturing industry. It’s an industry that uses the latest materials, manufacturing and design principles and techniques. High-end carbon fiber bicycles today are works of engineering art, the same as Formula 1 cars or MotoGP motorcycles or fighter jets, e... (more)

The Maker Movement & the Democratization of Enterprise Manufacturing

Several years ago, any amateur inventor or designer with a plan to create an injection-molded part or product had to have a budget big enough to equal their ambition. Those same people today are now finding that what was previously out of reach due to the cost is now something that’s both achievable and greatly less expensive. The 3D modeling manufacturing process is what has brought about these changes in the manufacturing world and is having a growing impact among established companies and entrepreneurs. The possibilities are enormous and fashion designers, engineers and musicians are pushing the boundaries of manufacturing projects. The tasks and abilities possible today are beyond what was available less than a decade ago and it’s created a do-it-yourself subculture known as the maker movement, which consists of jewelry makers, crafters, sculptors, teachers and e... (more)

MakerBot Takes Orders for the New MakerBot Replicator Mini Compact 3D Printer

MakerBot, the global leader in desktop 3D printing, is excited to announce it is now taking orders for one of its newest 3D printers, the user-friendly and affordable MakerBot® Replicator® Mini Compact 3D Printer. Orders may be placed online at makerbot.com/mini, by calling 347-334-6800, and at the three MakerBot retail stores in New York, Boston and Greenwich, Conn. MakerBot believes the MakerBot Replicator Mini Compact 3D Printer is sized to transform a small desk in an office, home or classroom, into an exciting creativity center. Winner of four awards at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), MakerBot Replicator Mini Compact 3D Printer impressed CES attendees, and also drew the attention of media and CES award judges, winning the coveted CES 2014 Editors’ Choice Award from Popular Mechanics, CES 2014 Best in Show from Digital Trends and ZDNet, and Best of CES ... (more)

How Mobile Solutions, Digital Disruptions and Code Halos are Transforming Industries

Software Eats the WorldDid you read that Uber, the mobile application company, received $1.2 billion in additional VC investment this month?  Why would investors be willing to invest so much? Investors believe that Uber is among a group of mobile app companies capable of disrupting entire industries. They are a data driven start-up enabled by mobile devices. For insight into this innovative and transformative company read their description, "Uber is evolving the way the world moves. By seamlessly connecting riders to drivers through our [mobile] apps, we make cities more accessible, opening up more possibilities for riders and more business for drivers. Now that is an ambitious "About" statement! Do you know how many taxis Uber maintains?  NONE!  They are a company using data in innovative ways to make money.  Data on drivers, riders, locations, history, payment infor... (more)

TMC and Crossfire Media Announce Developers’ Dream Agenda for DevCon5

TMC and Crossfire Media today announced an action-packed agenda for DevCon5, the definitive HTML5 and Mobile App Developers Conference held July 24-25, 2013, at The Kimmel Center on New York University’s campus in New York City. DevCon5 will bring together the HTML5 elite to highlight the information and tools developers need to exploit the revolutionary capabilities of the HTML5 technology. Attendees will gain access to hands-on sessions that demonstrate the latest tricks and techniques that bring users’ screens to life. “I am excited about the program and the way that many of our speakers are using game development as a way to talk about scale and discovery. The event always is focused on how enterprise apps and systems can take advantage of frameworks and hybrid development to control the cost of supporting the BYOD user,” said Carl Ford, Crossfire CEO and DevCo... (more)

Aumenta la importancia de la impresión 3D en la feria internacional CES 2014

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Freelancer.com unveils the top 50 fastest growing online jobs for Q2 2013

SYDNEY, Aug. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The 3D printing industry heats up amid a $600 million acquisition; The design industry flourishes as SMEs embrace freelancers over local agencies; Android continues to school Apple; Facebook fights fire with fire and comes out triumphant over Twitter; Telemarketing and Email Marketing experts rejoice as demand surges for these job types, at the expense of SEO and Link Building; SMEs now use freelancers as an integral part of their business. The Freelancer.com Fast 50 charts the top 50 fastest growing job types or most influential movements in the online labour market on a quarter-by-quarter basis, providing a continuous measure of job activity and trends in the online economy. An analysis of more than 300,000 jobs posted in Q2 2013 reveals that as corporate giants attempt to innovate in the consumer market with major product r... (more)

New Products, Added Features, and Partnerships Enhance Customer Experience - Research Report on Microsoft, Adobe, NQ Mobile, Splunk, and Stratasys

NEW YORK, October 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Analysts' Corner announced new research reports highlighting Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT), Adobe Systems Incorporated (NASDAQ: ADBE), NQ Mobile Inc. (ADR) (NYSE: NQ), Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLK), and Stratasys Ltd. (NASDAQ: SSYS). Today's readers may access these reports free of charge - including full price targets, industry analysis and analyst ratings - via the links below. Microsoft Corporation Research Report On October 17, 2013, Microsoft Corporation (Microsoft) announced the global availability of Windows 8.1, an update to its Windows 8 operating system. The Company stated that Windows 8.1 offers a host of increased customization refinements and functional improvements, such as - being highly personal, being more familiar and easy to navigate, enabling enhanced search, allowing access to a wide range o... (more)