Dear!! I can hardly believe 2014 is already here, but it certainly is and here at 3DPI I’m rounding up my personal 3D printing pics from 2013 and the team’s posts in that vein I am I’ll admit, I just couldn’t choose five! So, I’ve taken an editorial liberties, and my six choices fit into four different application areas, as defined by me.
And because space and medicine apps were so much in the public eye earlier in the week, I’m ruling them out on my own, but I want to say that I acknowledge all the 3D printing developments in those two areas and am very amazed. I am in .
But here, for your entertainment, are my picks:
For the awww factor
The 3D printed baby mask I wrote about recently was really a chore – a father trying to make life better for his infant son. It really doesn’t get more original than this! But, here it also includes all the apps where the people – not the technology – are at the center of the story. IMHO, 3D printing is always at its best when it is a capable technology used by talented people with little or no financial benefit to other people (or beings).
For wow! factor
3D Printed Tyrannosaurus RexI had three very real ‘wow’ moments this year, and as has been the case throughout my career, seeing 3D printing applications up close and personal. Two were at 3D Printshows in London and one at Euromold – I was taken aback by highlighting that what you read, what pictures you see or who you talk to, it’s only when you’re in person. When you understand the possibilities, full appreciation takes place at home.
I came face to face with some 3D printed dinosaurs, they were amazingly cool.
I’ve written about Jason Lopes’s work in Legacy Effects before, I’ve also seen some one-sided parts and been suitably impressed, but, seriously, nothing can make you want to see a full scale model for which he produced Hollywood. The talent in this company is phenomenal!
In Frankfurt, at Euromold, I got to see one of the biggest applications of 3D printing I’ve never seen before. The scale was mind-blowing and it comes from the company with the biggest 3D printer ever made – Voxeljet, which printed a room.
For the novelty factor
Again, this was an application I first saw at the 3D Printshow in London. I’m going to go out on a limb here to say that this is the most original 3D print I’ve seen this year.
Gilles Azzaro’s 3D Printed Voice Sculpture, titled “Next Industrial Revolution”, is a 3D printed visualization of Barack Obama’s State of the Union address, which proclaimed a “new industrial revolution” through the formation of an additive manufacturing hub. is. Talented, and original, and mesmerizing.
Just because (I’m weird) factor
Smoke Dress. I must say, it’s stuck in my head. I can’t even explain why. It’s an undeniably eye-catching fashion design, built with an original functionality, for a seemingly unrelated automotive phenomenon. maybe it’s just because it’s weird, like me j
I’m very excited to see what 2014 brings to the field of 3D printing and, along with the fantastic writing team at 3DPI, share all the news and thoughts with our very valued readers.
On that basis – if you are looking for any deep and meaningful insight into technology, processes, materials or software, please read no further. There are plenty of other, really genius, more qualified sources for this.
To answer your question though – it was the shortest ad in a local newspaper in Chester in the UK, an ad for an associate editor for a new pan-European magazine with a small publishing company in Cheshire. It was March 1996, so I printed out my CV and put it in the post (I realize I may have lost a generation or two of you out there, but bear it). After few days I was called for interview.
I was working for the European branch of a large US B2B publishing house working on a medical device technology title, which I really enjoyed, but the politics of that organization was in my head! With these being the only two publishing houses in my area I thought I’d give it a shot. I had no inclination to move to Manchester or London which were/are the two main media cities in the UK and I needed a change.
In interviews, it is revealed that the two co-founders of the company had previously worked for the same American company and established themselves. He had received a newsletter called “Rapid News” from the Warwick Manufacturing Group, which focused on an embryo technology called rapid prototyping, which he developed into a well-received magazine and increasing circulation. They were now looking to launch in the US.
Knowing the training I had received in a busy editorial department, I was offered a job on the spot, and the following month at Rapid News.