Yolanda Simonsis is a 38-year veteran of the packaging and converting industries. She has held past editorial positions with two former publications of Delta Communications and Cahners...more

Impact of 3D Printing on the Converting Industry

My personal learning curve for 3D printing is pretty wide. You experts out there, tell me and our website visitors and E-Clips subscribers: What impact do you think 3D printing will have on the converting industry--if at all?

Sporadically, I receive news about how 3D printer technology has been implemented, or I'll receive information about educational events focusing on this new technology. Do you see 3D printing as a disruptive technology for our industry? If not, why not; or if so, how?

Let's start an exchange of information here with your comments, experience, or more questions.

And if you want me to go find more information about this technology, let me know!

If you're as confused as I am about 3D printing, check out this video on YouTube.

Some cool stuff! But is it a technology converters will use? Maybe we're at the bleeding edge of a new technology not too unlike digital printing when it first arrived on the scene about 20 years ago.

My friends call me . . .


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