🎧 3D printing and the “plateau of productivity”

Listened 3D printing and the “plateau of productivity” from Radio National

When the hype around 3D printing was at its peak, it was confidently predicted that every household would soon have a personal printer – ala the home-computing revolution.

That’s not the way it turned out. As per the Gartner Hype Cycle, expectations plummeted into what they term the “trough of disillusionment”.

But 3D printing has now emerged from the trough and it’s slowly making its way toward the verdant “plateau of productivity”.

An interesting update on the state of 3D printing. Where it is at and not at.

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