Shapeways community member and industrial designer Juho Viitasalo of Design Matters recently gave a presentation at the Osaka Apple store on the future of product design entitled The Future will be 3D Printed. The presentation caught the attention of the organizers of the TEDx Osaka conference and Juho was offered the opportunity to present there on the 23rd of April.
The broad topic of the Apple store presentation was: I believe that in the future manufacturing will evolveand a certain percentage of objects we use will be printed. I showed concrete examples what can be done and talked about Shapeways. I then handed out interlocked hearts (Valentine theme) to people during QA who asked a question. It turned out to be a very popular move and I got way more questions than I could hand stuff out.
Good luck to Juho for his TEDx presentation which will again be about 3D printing and its future implications from his point of view as both a product designer and a manufacturer..
If anyone else is giving presentations on 3D printing please get in contact with us and we will be happy to help promote your presentation. These local presentations that may start small, can really have a massive impact to help feed creative clusters with the potential that is opened up with additive manufacturing and the Shapeways business model for individuals to sell their items with relatively little investment in time and money. Often we spend so much time describing 3D printing materials and processes, that the importance of the ability to sell without investing in inventory, or needing to handle the financial transaction, or worry about the logistics of shipping can fall away, and this is a really important part of the potential with Shapeways… Spread the word….