An amazing concept for future use of 3D printers is shown in this video. Basically it says that in the future it will be so easy and cheap to print anything that we will prefer to travel without our suitcase. When we arrive to any location we will print locally what ever we need.
Yes I know it will not happen tomorrow but eventually sooner than we think this will be the way we will travel with our luggage.
“Eytam Robotics approached me few weeks ago with a problem they had” says Noam Eshkol CEO and founder of Kazzata which is a 3D printing marketplace for spare parts . Eytam develops, manufactures and distributes high end educational robots. Their customer base are pupils in schools which are very happy with the robots that they program and operate, so they can learn the basics of robotics. The pupils are instructed to operate the robots only on the floor and not on a table. Why? because if on a table and when programing they entered wrong parameters and the robot doesn’t stop at the end of the table, it can simply fell to the floor, and sometimes the outer panels of the robot break.
Eytam robotics searched for a solution to supply spare parts for their first generation of educational robots which they don’t manufacture anymore but still want to maintain high level of service and thus need to keep an inventory of its spare parts.
“I am happy to say” says Noam, “that they chose the solution that Kazzata offer”. They uploaded their first generation robot spare part CAD files into the Kazata repository and now pupils and teachers are downloading the files and print it on their 3D printer only when they really need the part.
Kazzata solution enabled Eytam Robotics save the expenditure of investing in slow moving inventory while their customers still get immediate solution when they need to replace a broken panel of a robot.
About Kazzata: Kazzata is creating the world’s largest online CAD file repository and marketplace for spare parts, which will, through 3D printing, dramatically ease the accessibility of rare or obsolete spare parts for consumers and businesses, reducing frustration and productivity loss. Kazzata also solves the logistical and planning problems of manufacturers that have to supply aftermarket service parts by enabling on-demand 3D printing of parts. For 3D designers and engineers, Kazzata provides a way to monetize designs that are licensed through the site.
Our new venture Kazzata.com is all about disrupting traditional spare part supply chains with 3D printing technology on-demand.
I have just read an insightful article in 3D Printing Technology . I am quoting here two paragraphs but it is worth to read the full articles.
For 3D printing, almost any existing product sector could be disrupted, almost anyone can become involved, and almost any potential set of outcome scenarios may emerge, though confined to limiting variables that we will look at shortly.
It took the 3D printing industry 20 years to reach $1 billion in size. In five additional years, the industry generated its second $1 billion. It is expected to double again, to $4 billion, in 2015. This exponential growth rate is forecast to continue until at least 2025 by which time the industry will have reached up to $600 billion.
When I am talking and lecturing about the upcoming third manufacturing revolution, I know it will not occur tomorrow. But the signs are already here and we are moving now from individual 3D printers to an array of printers that together will form a mini factory, capable of utilizing various printing technologies, various materials (including metal) and obviously the much anticipated technology of printing a part that the electrical wiring is already inside.
The University of Texas – El Paso’s W.M. Keck Center for 3D Innovation just secured a $2.2M grant, from the US government’s additive manufacturing program America to develop just that.
For more information read an article from engineering.com: http://bit.ly/1ecRhhG
If you are a designer or manufacturer you are invited to upload 3D printing spare part design files to our marketplace: Click HERE to start.
According to a new Mckinsey & Company report, CEOs who are already considering the implications of 3D printing technology in the future will have an advantage – as they will have a chance to develop early in-house technical expertise which can be put to work in an efficient manner.
I think we are included in this group with kazzata.com, isn’t it?
In the past 3D printing was used mainly for “Rapid Prototyping” but trends shows it is going more to the direction of “Rapid Manufacturing”. In 2003 “Rapid Manufacturing” represented less than 4% of total 3D printing services, while in 2013 it already rose to almost 30% of it.
Click HERE to read more about this trend in a 3ders.com article:
I am happy to see that Microsoft is seeing the 3D printing future in a much brighter light now considering they were late to the Internet and missed the smartphone train, but it appears they are just on time for 3D printing.