Donal Reddington on mass customization, crowdsourcing and digital manufacturing

Archive for April, 2009

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Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

A company called, based in Winnipeg, Canada provides an interesting example of a company using the mass customization business model. The company provides custom-made vinyl ‘skins’ (self-adhesive covers) for personal electronic devices.  Customers can create a Tego skin using images from the extensive online MyTEGO catalog, or they can upload pictures from their computer [...]

Developments in 3D printing hardware

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

Continuing on from my previous post on the Mcor Matrix 3D printer that uses paper as its raw material, I hope to provide here a review of other recent developments relating to 3D printing hardware.  Not all of these are immediately relevant to the idea of consumers printing objects in their own home, but do [...]

MCor Matrix – Paper goes 3D

Wednesday, April 15th, 2009

Over the last few months, I’ve noticed that 3D printing technology, and the businesses that are based on it, are receiving a much higher level of attention in the mainstream business and technology media.  Coupled with this is a noticeable expansion in the number of companies that are engaged in the provision of services to [...]