3D Printers + CNC Technology enable future Designer Makers
Instead of having a giant factory full of specialized machines like the injection molding machines in a LEGO factory an army of smaller 3D printers can fabricate the same object.
On the flip side of 3D printers, which use an additive process to fabricate objects, a computer numerical control (CNC) machine works by carving shapes from a solid block.
So instead of using a specialized saw to cut through metal or skills with wood carving chisels, you could just load up a computer and tell the CNC machine exactly what you want made.
Some people might argue you can never replace the quality of a handcrafted item; but, like 3D printers, CNC machines have become a newly commercialized technology that could make factories much smaller and efficient.
With a good combination of both 3D printer and CNC technology, they enable designer makers to create pretty much anything they could imagine. You could expect to see amazing creations they are NOT possible to create with traditional method of mass production.
One of Artefactx’s vision is to help client to explore those new opportunities to add value to their product & brand offers. The real excitement is in how to find the sweet spots between the limitations of various production technologies, then fuse it with innovation pipeline to create sustainable business new models!
About the author:
Justin Tsui is a business innovation consultant specialized in holistic product design, brand strategy and digital marketing solutions. With 15+ years professional experience working with MNC consultancies and companies, Justin worked in wide range of projects in various industries like FMCG, Retail Marketing, Telecommunication, Licensing, Electronics, and Public Space Design. Justin have developed many products and brands with proven success, and has the privilege to worked with some of the renown brands & companies including P&G, Tide, Ariel, AT&T, VTech, Chicco, Kappa, 7-Eleven, Disney, Hello Kitty etc…
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