3D Printing: Should Designers And Developers Take Notice?

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Our Friends at Toptal: “3D Printing: Should Designers And Developers Take Notice?”

3D Printing: Should Designers And Developers Take Notice? Image credit: Toptal

3D Printing: Should Designers And Developers Take Notice? Image credit: Toptal

Our friends at Toptal have published a very comprehensive article about 3D printing and its importance to designers, software engineers, and product developers. Below is a short excerpt from the article.

3D printing is not a new technology, but recent advances in several fields have made it more accessible to hobbyists and businesses. Compared to other tech sectors, it’s still a small industry, but most analysts agree it has a lot of potential. But where is the potential for freelance designers and software engineers?

A fellow Toptaler asked me this a couple of weeks ago, because I used to cover 3D printing for a couple of publications. I had no clear answer. I couldn’t just list business opportunities because this is a niche industry with a limited upside and mass market appeal. What’s more, 3D printing is still not a mature technology, which means there is not a lot in the way of standardization and online resources for designers and developers willing to take the plunge.

However, this does not mean there are no business opportunities; they’re out there, but they are limited. In this post, I will try to explain what makes the 3D printing industry different, and what freelancers can expect moving forward.

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Konstantin has three degrees in engineering (including a Ph.D.) along with years of R&D, sales, and management experience. He combines his technical knowledge with innovative thinking and leadership skills delivering ground-breaking solutions, products, and services.

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