July 24, 2014
Podcast: Play in new window
The person doing the podcast takes the viewpoint of an existing high-end additive manufacturing company going into the maker market. Her understanding of exactly what the virally diffusing personal 3D printers can already do seems to be marginal. Certainly, her notion that such printers can only make fragile, non-functional parts is total nonsense.
[...] The “maker” market, “citizen designer” market, is hot. For some vendors of professional Additive Manufacturing (AM) machines, it is the perfect opportunity to grow and build the AM market. Other vendors are not convinced that pursuing this market is a good idea right now. A recent conversation with Materialise highlights the risks of appealing to this market: The drawbacks of appealing to the “Maker” market. [...]
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