3D printing can improve product development, transform traditional production methods, allow direct digital manufacturing and facilitate personal fabrication. In this video, Christopher Barnatt of ExplainingTheFuture.com highlights what this means for businesses, as well as offering some broader predictions.
You can find more information about 3D printing in Christopher's book "3D Printing: The Next Industrial Revolution" (), and in:
You can find more 3D prints and videos of broader future studies in:
The "trips with a futurist" mentioned at the beginning of this video can be seen in this video:
The pioneers of 3D printing that appear in this video include:
and – both for 3D printing sand molds.
and – for 3D printed jewelry and other works of art.
and – both for toys printed in 3D.
– For glasses printed in 3D.
– For prosthetic cases printed in 3D.
and – for the development of bioprinting.
Links to many more pioneers, manufacturers and 3D printing services can also be found in the 3D Printing Directory at:
Video credits to ExplainingTheFuture YouTube channel