[ExI] 3D printing is going to reshape retail in these 4 ways

Ben Zaiboc ben at zaiboc.net
Sun Dec 29 19:14:26 UTC 2019

On 29/12/2019 14:28, John Grigg <possiblepaths2050 at gmail.com> wrote:

"Forget costly prototypes, traditional textile manufacturing, product 
recalls, and the like. 3D printing is about to turn the entire retail 
industry on its head.

A precise form of additive manufacturing, 3D printing can create a 
product from almost any material at mass scale, generating large 
quantities while individually tailoring each product to consumers."


So what happened to the vision of a 3D printer in every kitchen?

Diamandis' article still assumes the traditional model of a supplier 
charging money for a product, just a different way of creating the 
product, yet presents it as a game-changing thing, when the game really 
remains the same.

The game will be truly changed when 'retail' is no longer a reality, not 
when retail companies adopt different methods of production in order to 
increase their profits even more.

Ben Zaiboc

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