Being early adopters of rapid prototyping Automotive & Aeronautics have more 3d printing application than most other sectors as it is an ideal tool to verify or communicate design iterations. Moreover in the next years the adoption of these technologies will range from printing production car parts and accessories to creating new concepts from scratch in a fast, flexible and cost-efficient manner.
Production in stores, shortening creation cycles, new approaches to individualisation of products, Retail as many other sectors is and will be disrupted by the use of additive technologies. From shoes to everyday devices, further than in just the prototyping stage, digital manufacturing will increase the speed of retail expanding the interaction with costumers to new lengths.
Requiring complete customization of geometries to meet the patient's needs and a careful choice of materials, Healthcare is one of the biggest and faster developing markets for additive manufactured final parts. Showcasing from dental applications to pre-operatory surgical models and prosthetics covering the entire spectre of medical application of additive and advanced technologies.
Digital technologies are already tailoring how we design the future of living. As these technologies evolve our own environments will be again filled with individually crafted products. Besides scalability scepticism, being able to change how large structures are built opens a paradigm-changing scenario full of opportunities and freedom of design making our living environment more unique, sustainable and energy efficient.
Manufacturing the Future is curated by Tomas Diez, director of the Fab City Research Laboratory at the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia. It is the closing event for the IN(3D)USTRY From Needs to Solution.
Curated by Space10 Fab City Research Lab. Brings together urbanists and creators currently shaping the cities of the future. For further reading of the impact of advanced manufacturing in cities, culture and society: http://www.fab.city/whitepaper.pdf
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