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All over the world, poor families are missing one of life’s most basic needs: a home. New Story is a nonprofit organization developing innovative solutions to end global homelessness. With the help of donations, they have already built over 2,700 homes in Haiti, El Salvador, Bolivia, and Mexico using traditional methods. Now, having partnered with Icon – a construction tech company based in Austin, TX, they are building the world’s first 3D printed community in rural Mexico.
Here are the exciting new trends that will dominate year 2020. If you haven’t read part 1 of this article, please click here.
IoT and AI
The Internet of Things (IoT) is where products and appliances automatically connect to other appliances or service center through the internet. Naturally, printers are connected to computers, but it’s increasingly common to see printers that connect to smartphones, enabling services such as printing-on-the-go. The IoT will enable consumers to purchase print products by interfacing with other products or even advertising pieces. Companies that offer print on demand services will experience the most growth in this respect.
Artificial Intelligence and 3D printing are both prominent technologies that develop and grow all year round. Vast developments have been made with these technologies, and there are a number of cases where they can help or complement each other.
Food waste has become a matter of crisis in the last years, and it seems like it’s only getting worse. Recently, two Dutch students from the University of Eindhoven founded the company Upprinting Food, which uses food waste as the basis for 3D-printed snacks.
It might seem like a science fiction story just a few years ago, but we are now at a time where printing appliances, prostheses and even houses is quite doable. It is not surprising then, that the sector is slowly taking over the production of vehicles. One amazing example is a fully 3D-printed motorcycle, designed and produced by the start-up BigRep located in Berlin, Germany.
The 3D Printshow is the place to explore 3D printing opportunities and to learn about the latest developments in this fascinating industry. This upcoming expo will take place in London, UK, on September 04-06 2014.
In this day and age, technology is constantly evolving, and 3D printing is a major convergence point for revolutionizing technology, innovation, creativity, engineering, global competitiveness and even jobs.
This advanced technology touches many industries, from modern medical innovations and solutions to astonishing art and design features.
Three-dimensional printing is a relatively new technology that has caught noticeable attention from the news media and recently from the business community. The process involves fabrication of objects of nearly any possible shape and size, based on designs and measurements rendered with design software. 3D printing differs from conventional machine fabrication because it’s an additive rather than a subtractive process.
Technology is developing at a rapid pace and changing many established methods of accomplishing tasks and completing projects. The print and design industries are excellent examples of areas seeing these changes and innovations. To remain competitive and profitable, both large and small print business owners are encouraged to educate themselves on the latest developments in their industries, particularly in software and machine features. Some recent print technology innovations worth noting include high-speed digital printing on demand, three-dimensional printing, hybrid print processes and the increased efficiency of digital print workflows.