Lasse Gullvåg Sætre
Department of sociology and human geography
aka 3D printing
The hype is real
"A once-shuttered warehouse is now a state-of-the art lab where new workers are mastering the 3D printing that has the potential to revolutionize the way we make almost everything"
Traditional subtractive manufacture creates things by removing materials.
Cutting, grinding and drilling.
Additive manufacture creates things by ???
Thermoplastics, epoxy resins, nylon, ceramics,titanium, aluminum, and a wide range of stainless steel and chromium alloys
3D printing is the process on the micro level. Additive manufacturing is the upscaling of that process, the macro phenomenon.
The of a new model of production and consumption
“3D printing is an innovation that will change the way manufacturing is practiced in a wide range of applications. The challenge will be to insure that the environmental impacts of this new technology are fairly evaluated as we rush toward this ‘next big thing.’” David Dornfeld