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Okay this is impressive as well 3-D printing is the latest technological craze.
It promises to revolutionize manufacturing.
Also help us make limitless replication -- of everything from body -- to shoes something to imagine.
Even office superstore staples now selling consumer friendly 3-D printers.
But has the craze reached sort of a high point and what can we really expect as far as solid returns from this emerging technology.
With us in a Fox Business exclusive -- -- that seems to see -- auto desk.
Which makes 3-D printing software among many other things -- great to see you thank you for being here.
And what and what makes you very newsworthy on the subject is that you wrote and hot bed for WIRED Magazine.
Where you questioned whether we're reaching a little bit of froth of the 3-D printing world.
Why why did you write that.
You know I wrote because I'm ask about it all the time well I think the 3-D printing technology is amazing.
And it's -- to develop a lot so especially when we got to investors and people looking at the business side of it.
I think they'd gotten way extended -- -- way beyond where it where the reality is.
The whereas the reality and and and I look at this and let's say high point it's just at that point where say for example in nano technology where everybody woke up and started talking about it.
That it really ended up taking off why not the same with 3-D printing.
So it is taking off and there's lots agreed that I mean that the basic idea is incredible.
The idea that you can be in new York and -- in San Francisco and actually -- -- file.
And we're both printing at the same time but instead of printing paper we're making an object.
That's incredible you know it -- It's -- a Star Trek or the idea that whether you were in the space station or in a submarine or remote African village.
You can be printing a physical object so I think the idea and the technology behind it is great.
But when you get your hands on what is many people have with low cost ones.
What you find out is that the quality is not -- the speed is not great it's expensive to print.
So over time we will start overcoming those obstacles and will get fast you'll be able to print better things.
The quality you'll get better you know I was talking to someone today in my office we just made this really cool -- the speakers.
We designed and printed them and I love them and you know I've published pictures of him.
But the speakers on my desk -- -- thousand dollars to 3-D print.
You -- -- you down to any store and you can buy a glimpse of the happy for under a hundred dollars.
In many cases -- -- -- of the speakers for under fifty dollars that do the job just fine.
I don't think that revolutionize his.
Manufacturing quite yeah -- So what does -- have the biggest impact coming we said deny introduction to you that you know we can replicate anything from body -- Is the medical application of this really where to take off.
I think there are a lot of places where you have.
It's something unique to -- in these low volume but custom applications.
So whether it's for static devices hearing it's something where something has to be made uniquely for you.
That's one place where will take off certainly.
The second place you know where it had its roots it used to be called rapid prototyping.
Before it got the -- lead with 3-D printing.
I think his prototypes it's a fantastic tool.
For designers and engineers it's also you know it is branching out.
You now -- artists using it you see architecturally the starting to use the technology on a larger scale.
So you're gonna see continue to seeing improvements in this.
I don't word -- a period of a decade or more it's going to be really important.
I just -- -- gotten one way ahead of where.
It really is the number of people are asking me both from the technology side as well as an investment side dealers getting stopped at the coffee shop where he was very.
And I still make money I'm you don't want to get on being you know.
Not nightmares about 1989 when -- -- ever ask you about what dot com's.
What about you did and pets dot com right now I -- -- get it from the sale about the reality where it is working because somebody printed at three B gun and shot off twelve rounds or something to me this stuff doesn't work at.
As -- mentioned in the medical area matters.
The cost -- staples may be coming out with one that only costs 400 dollars of 3-D printer.
So beyond a whole Rube Goldberg explanation you gave about the speakers the take forever and suddenly you've got a thousand dollar pair of speakers when the -- comes over at.
-- -- really showing my age and got back a little anyone -- Well listen we will you at auto just be able to make some money to add to your bottom line.
Yes so I think what we're doing is we're enabling every one of our applications.
To be able to print you know to do 3-D -- You know our customers make things they -- speakers and make automobiles they need to build prototypes we have customers in the medical field to wanna do it so.
There's a lot of opportunity.
But you know it I think -- in the industry there's huge use -- it.
You know -- now the consumer part of it is also really -- think you're seeing these things come down the price to under a thousand dollars.
I've started to -- under 500 dollars the real interest -- thing is the cost of the materials.
Just as we found out with -- you don't inkjet printers.
It would be wrong to advertise in the jet printer is really only costing 79 dollars in the inkjet printer costs 79 dollars.
And then all the fifty dollars that you spend on the cartridges as the exact same thing right now in 3-D printing.
Fascinating stuff called last coming to us in 3-D from San Francisco.
Great stuff Kyle really appreciate it fascinating Carl fake you very much -- bouts of -- just -- Fox Business exclusively.
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