Authentises approach indeed holds appeal. If you needed to print out a new leg for an Ikea side table, it would be better to get the official 3D design rather than a random CAD drawing pulled off The Pirate Bays Physibles section . Buying an official Elmo toy design for Christmas would also be easier than trying to create your own version. But theres no getting around the fact that Authentises approach is yet another form of digital rights management (DRM) that enforces restrictions on the user. If the model doesnt print out properly, for example, how easy is it to ask for a do over?
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Mediabistro Adds Medical and Engineering Sessions to Inside 3D Printing Asia-Pacific Conference & Expo, October 2013 in Singapore
The race to instant Amazon is merely one of a growing number of businesses all jockeying to see who can shave the most delay off of their shipping options. Recently, eBay and WalMart both began testing same-day delivery in parts of the country. The competition to eliminate just a few extra shipping hours is intense; to get deliveries to customers in under an hour, eBay dispatches college students by foot, bike and taxi to pick up products at local big-box stores and bring them to peoples doorsteps. Faster shipping is costly.
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What happens when you mash up 3D printing and Amazon’s same-day delivery?
Mediabistro Inc. ( MBIS ) is a leading Internet media company that provides services for social media, traditional media, and creative professionals, as well as for innovators in the 3D printing and mobile app industries. Service offerings include an online job board , news and analysis , trade shows and events , online and in-person courses , and research products .
Full article text: Mediabistro Adds Medical and Engineering Sessions to Inside 3D Printing Asia-Pacific Conference & Expo, October 2013 in Singapore