Comments on: 2009 eprediction, wishlist, speculation. Raising The Eight Bar Thu, 10 May 2012 17:04:13 +0000 hourly 1 By: eightbar » Blog Archive » Socially Warcraft is the new golf, but golf is still coached professionally Wed, 21 Jan 2009 18:35:03 +0000 […] mentioned in my 2009 predictions that there were some exciting things I had seen going on with both social media/web 2.0 and virtual […]

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By: csven Fri, 02 Jan 2009 15:55:31 +0000 And “3D printing” is a questionable descriptor as well, since technically it primarily refers to the use of inkjet technology; not all additive methods operate in that manner.

We could use “rapid manufacturing”, but that’s too broad and too … industry.

We could use “direct digital manufacturing”, but I have a tough time keeping things in order (i.e. sounds like “digital direct”). And it too sounds very industrial.

We could use “fabbing” which sounds personable, but that term includes subtractive methods (e.g. CNC cutting).

We could try “additive fabrication”, but it doesn’t sound PR-friendly, imo.

We might combine terms: digital + additive + fabrication. How does DAF sound? Can you imagine someone using DAF? “I’ll be home late, dear. We’re busy DAFing at the office.”

Let’s try turning it around: fabrication + additive + digital. FAD? hmmm. Maybe not that either.

Perhaps this requires additional thought.

By: epredator Thu, 01 Jan 2009 23:16:57 +0000 Agreed 3d printing does have an old fashioned feel, just updated the line with some trendy new words like fabricaneur 🙂

By: Ben F Thu, 01 Jan 2009 22:24:28 +0000 great epredictions!

btw… anything with “printing” in it sounds very old fashioned – 3d printing seems something from the early 90s when the corporate started talking about printing 3d graphs…

how about a new term for it, that differs from the above?