IVALA Joins Forces With VIN

I am delighted that Taimur Alavi and the team at IVALA are joining forces with  VIN the Veterinary Information Network. They have bootstrapped a significant amount of progress and I think VIN will provide the resources to accelerate not only the development of innovative applications and their reputation for excellence will encourage the [...]

By | 2016-10-05T20:12:39+00:00 September 8th, 2016|3D Model, Acquisition, Clients in the News, skmurphy|2 Comments

3D Printing Tradeoffs and Optimization

There are four areas where tradeoffs are commonly made in 3D printing: conventional and additive manufacturing processes additive manufacturing processes 3D printer selection different parameter settings in a 3D printer’s build process The most common design goals considered for 3D printing tradeoffs are strength, speed of printing, minimum feature resolution, and [...]

By | 2018-08-01T13:18:18+00:00 August 8th, 2015|3D Model, Favorites|3 Comments

3d Printing IP Issues

One good way to make predictions about the future of a new technology is to examine the paths that similar technologies have taken historically and use them to draw likely trajectories. As Mark Twain observed, “History may not repeat itself but it does rhyme.” New technologies solve existing problems in [...]

By | 2015-07-08T22:11:09+00:00 June 15th, 2015|3D Model, Legal Issues, Rules of Thumb|2 Comments

3D printer combinations

3D printing’s first impact was in the prototype sector of the manufacturing process. 3D printing will not replace traditional (“subtractive”) manufacturing methods, but rather 3D printing technology will be combined with pre-existing machines.  There are currently five machines that are most likely going to be the future of 3D printer combinations. [...]

By | 2016-12-28T17:16:45+00:00 June 1st, 2015|3D Model|2 Comments

3D Printing: The Next Best Thing But Not Yet

3D printing is overhyped and its implications are not well understood. It will be twenty plus years before there is a 3D printer in most homes due to limitations of the cost of the machine, material, obtaining software and learning how to use the software. Other fundamentally problem that prevent 3D [...]