Thursday, December 5, 2013

Quick Update

I am still following the 3D printing industry closely, but time constraints have moved me to Twitter. So much is happening daily, so follow me @3Dprintonomics to get up to the minute news. I will try and get back to more extensive blogging when everything slows down.

Happy Holidays

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

3D Printing gets a Big Bang and more

So as a self-diagnosed nerd, I must admit I love CBS's "Big Bang Theory". If I already didn't love it enough this last weeks episode sealed the deal. Raj and Howard decided to buy a 3D printer! I would summarize all the great one-liners that ensued, but that would take away from your viewing experience. All I can say is that it is great to see the exposure that 3D printing is getting in Hollywood lately. (for the episode click here - Season 6 Episode14, for a link to a nice discussion of it on click here)

This incident follows on the heals of two other big moments for 3D printing in popular culture. The first was a cameo of 3D printing on CSI: Las Vegas (Season 13, Episode 9) when a criminal used a 3D printed gun  in a crime and the detectives had to figure out how to trace it. (Discussion on click here, for my other posts on 3D printed guns click here).

The other large scale exposure that 3D printing (and my favorite instance, before this past weeks "Big Bang") was a unnecessary cameo in and Britany Spears' music video for their hit song "Scream & Shout" (below). (Discussion on, click here)

This does not mean that the technology is ready for the general public. But it does mean that when it is ready, everyone will know what we are talking about and no longer look at a 3D printing advocate like they are speaking a different language.