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The Future of Manufacturing - a Desktop Sized Revolution?

Jesse Lozano

Massive industrial machines and processes are currently being scaled down so they can easily sit on your desktop. You can have anything 3D printed at the click of a mouse button and soon we will see desktop sized machines that print much more than just plastic. 

Rapid prototyping has dramatically reduced the cost barriers to creating a new hardware device and access to open source software has enabled more people than ever to actually design and bring their ideas to life. The rate at which innovation occurs today is faster than ever before and the growing ability to innovate in your living room and crowd fund your idea into existence means that we are now seeing a wave of innovation that actually started in a living room, it's all very 70's and it's pretty exciting.

As innovative as the desktop space can be, it's still dwarfed by the rapid innovation of large scale manufacturing. Industrial 3D printing and work force automation are only just starting to change the way the world makes and consumes products. These massive changes won't happen over night but we're on the cusp of a new industrial revolution. 

Within this session, Jesse will discuss his experience with manufacturing and how the the impact of new technology on the industrial scale will change the way the world creates products. 

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