Simon Wardley Speaks

By on December 7th, 2007 in blog

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Simon Wardley posts a 24 minute video of his talk from the September 2006 EuroOscon, in which he speculates about the affects of 3D printing technology on the future of manufacturing – including the revolutionary concept of a kind of “hardware compiler”.

This simultaneously interesting and amusing presentation covers the historical view of how such technologies evolve. For example he compares fabbing to the evolution of the photo printing industry and thus predicts 3D printing’s path from initial innovation to future ubiquitous utility service. There are also excellent overviews of various 3D printing techniques. And of course, ducks.


By Kerry Stevenson

Kerry Stevenson, aka "General Fabb" has written over 8,000 stories on 3D printing at Fabbaloo since he launched the venture in 2007, with an intention to promote and grow the incredible technology of 3D printing across the world. So far, it seems to be working!