Donal Reddington on mass customization, crowdsourcing and digital manufacturing

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Christmas Greetings

Friday, December 25th, 2009

Happy Christmas from Ireland to all readers, where ever in the World you may be. 2009 has been a difficult year economically for many, we can only hope that the lessons learned from past mistakes will help to make a better future for all. Best wishes Donal

Anyone attending MCPF 2006?

Monday, November 27th, 2006

If there is anyone reading this blog who is attending the Finnish Mass Customization and Personalization Forum in Tampere on November 28, and would like to provide a report of how the conference went, I’d be very pleased to publish it here.

Trying out an IM chat box

Sunday, November 19th, 2006

If you have a look at the homepage of this site, you’ll see that I’ve added in a ‘MeeboMe’ chat box.  I’ll be online tomorrow at about 21:30 (GMT) for a while if anyone wants to drop by and pose a question or chat about MC issues (or whatever else you might think of..)

Australian article on Rapid Prototyping

Sunday, September 10th, 2006

Sophia Chua, writing in Australian site has an article on digital manufacturing / rapid prototyping, and looks briefly at cost comparisons between rapid manufacturing and conventional manufacturing.

iFrogz reviewed by Apple Matters

Sunday, September 10th, 2006

James Bain, writing in Apple Matters, gives a very detailed review of iFrogz, a company that makes customized cases for Apple iPods.

Blogroll now on Bloglines

Saturday, September 2nd, 2006

I previously wrote about the blogroll, and how readers could view the blogroll list on the Share Your OPML site. Since then, I’ve looked again at the Bloglines site, and have found that it allows public blogrolls to be downloaded as OPML files, something which was unavailable on Share Your OPML. Therefore I’ve added [...]

Mass Customization Events Calendar

Saturday, September 2nd, 2006

I’ve added a Mass Customization and Personalization Events calendar to this site, using Google calendar.  I’ll add details of any conference or other event that is likely to be of interest to readers.  The Mass Customization and Personalization Events calendar can be viewed from the site homepage. I’m slowly re-designing the homepage to act as [...]

Spore Game To Include Personalized Model-Making Option

Sunday, July 30th, 2006

There is a lot of attention being given by the computer gaming community to the new Spore game, which has not yet been officially released. It is expected to outsell The Sims, which is the World’s biggest selling game to date. An interesting aspect of the Spore game is that it allows players to design [...]

MSNBC Looks at Personalized Fashions

Sunday, July 30th, 2006

Bobbie Thomas at MSNBC has recently written about the current growth in the popularity of personalization of clothing, footwear and accessories.

Article on GIGPAD

Sunday, July 30th, 2006

Geman technology website PC-Welt has an interesting article about the Gateway for Integrated Genomics-Proteomics Applications and Data (GIGPAD), which was set up by the Harvard Partners Center for Genetics and Genomics (HPCGG). (This article is in part of the site’s English language content.) The role of GIGPAD is to carry out research on how an [...]

Joseph Pine Comments on the Progress of Mass Customization

Thursday, July 20th, 2006

In a newspaper called the St. Petersburg Times (Florida, USA), Mark Albright writes about ‘Tapping a Market of Misfits‘, which describes how a couple set up an online store,, that specialises in clothing for men of 5 feet 9 inches or less in height. While is not a mass customizer, the article also [...]

Designer Water!

Sunday, July 16th, 2006

Not the water itself, but the label. Individuals who are celebrating weddings, family reunions, picnics, summer camp programs, fundraisers, etc. can contact the Designer Water USA office to place customized water orders.

Article on Next Generation PLM

Sunday, July 16th, 2006

Automation systems website carries an interesting article on Next Generation Product Lifecycle Management (PLM). One interesting quote from the article: “The aerospace and automobile industries now see themselves as system integrators; their role is not to manufacture all of the underlying parts and components but to purchase them from a global marketplace. In this [...]

Dell Advertising to Focus On Build to Order

Sunday, July 16th, 2006

A report in the North Carolina News and Observer, describes how computer maker Dell is to begin a new advertising campaign that focuses on the company’s attribute of building computers to order.

Sharing my Blogroll

Friday, July 7th, 2006

I am digressing a little from the usual theme of this site to talk about blogs and OPML, and how readers can easily access a full list of related sites.