Monthly Archives: May 2014

Insights for You into Additive Manufacturing / 3D Printing

http://www.bloomberg.com/video/3d-printing-the-hype-vs-the-reality-Gl6oX0PcTcKipkQHecJuSA.html

Three-dimensional printing makes it as cheap to create single items as it is to produce thousands and thus undermines economies of scale. It may have as profound an impact on the world as the coming of the factory did….Just as nobody could have predicted the impact of the steam engine in 1750—or the printing press in 1450, or the transistor in 1950—it is impossible to foresee the long-term impact of 3D printing. But the technology is coming, and it is likely to disrupt every field it touches.

The Economist [58]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/3D_printing

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“Some people have a deep, abiding respect for the natural beauty that was once this country — and some people don’t. People start pollution, and people can stop it.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7OHG7tHrNM

“Some people have a deep, abiding respect for the natural beauty that was once this country — and some people don’t.  People start pollution, and people can stop it.”

Keep America Beautiful Public Service Announcement

A Surprising Formula for Improved Supply Chain Performance

Responsibility in the Supply Chain Makes Economic Sense

“Investment in social and environmental responsibility practices can result in increased business value. The research suggests that companies may do well to consider social and environmental responsibility practices not as a cost burden, but rather as an opportunity to reduce operating costs in addition to improving performance and enhancing a company’s public image.”

http://csi.gsb.stanford.edu/surprising-formula-improved-supply-chain-performance

Innovating New Roles for Doctors as Wearable Tech Evolves

“Wearable technology that allows us to keep track of our health data is becoming hugely popular in the consumer market. With so many more people keeping tabs on their own health with new technologies, how does the role of the physician change?

‘Doctors of the future will act as interpreters of the data gathered from wearable devices and new technological breakthroughs,’ write Dr. Peter D. Weiss, co-founder of the Rodeo Drive Woman’s Health Clinic, and Grayson Brulte, co-founder of Brulte & Company. ‘Doctors will then be able to help guide patients through the process of making intelligent decisions based on the data gathered from their wearable devices combined with their medical history.’

‘While wearable technology will give consumers new insights into their health, patients must exercise caution before jumping to conclusions and allow doctors time to work as they sift through a patient’s complete medical data stream,’ they add.”

http://www.ideaslaboratory.com/2014/04/29/doctors-will-play-new-roles-as-wearable-tech-evolves