The Slow, Sad, and Ultimately Predictable Decline of 3-D Printing | Inc.com

Stick a fork in 3-D printing, it’s done. Or at least everyone is starting to wonder why it is slipping off a ledge.

Source: The Slow, Sad, and Ultimately Predictable Decline of 3-D Printing | Inc.com

I was somewhat surprised to read this article, but it made sense on some level.  From my perspective, it seems like some of the more revolutionary technological advances intended for both consumer and business use are going through…growing pains, as I see it.  Google Glass was on the right track in some instances, and not in others.  Hololens, HTC Vive and Oculus Rift are taking over some of the experiences from Glass, and while those are cool for gaming and other uses, they still aren’t entirely practical just yet.  3-D printing, I think still has a lot of potential, but between not getting some of the 3-D printing nuances down, getting the costs of the printers and materials down, it’s not making it practical. A regular paper printer is significantly cheaper to make origami 3-D items before making ones on 3-D printers, but I still contend that it’s still finding its way into figuring out its true purpose. I still want to learn more about it.

What do you think? Include your comments below.

–techcommgeekmom

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One Response to The Slow, Sad, and Ultimately Predictable Decline of 3-D Printing | Inc.com

  1. Larry Kunz says:

    Yeah, I was somewhat surprised too. Hadn’t heard that 3D printing has jumped the shark. Like you, I can still imagine some practical applications for the technology. So, who knows?

    What I really like about this article is the perspective it offers on following trends in general.

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