07 Nov '11, 4pm

Enter A Competition To Show How 3D Printing Might Change The World

Enter A Competition To Show How 3D Printing Might Change The World

Joshua Pearce /CC BY 2.0 A few weeks ago I was discussing 3D printing with Ken Rother, the former Prez of TreeHugger and an electronics whiz. Ken said "3D printing right now feels like computers did in the late seventies, an explosion of creativity and building in garages and basements, just waiting for the killer app." Joshua Pearce, Adjunct Professor, Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering at Queens University in Kingston, Ontario says much the same thing. "At this point, 3-D printing is like the beginning of the computer revolution in terms of possibilities. You can design and print anything you dream up.” He isn't waiting around, but is actively searching for it with a design competition to come up with applications using 3D printing as a tool for sustainable development. “The designs don’t necessarily have to be complicated or complex, but they need to hel...

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