Towards an empirical understanding of end users’ application of 3D-printing

Ressin, Malte ORCID: 0000-0002-8411-6793 (2019) Towards an empirical understanding of end users’ application of 3D-printing. In: UWL Research Day 2019, 17-18 Jan 2019, London, UK. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

3D printing (3DP) is an exciting technology offering a number of advantages over conventional manufacturing processes. While 3DP technology is already applied in production, 3DP device manufacturers and service providers are further trying to place products in the market aimed at the consumer. The assumption of a consumer embrace of 3DP also serves as basis for several research studies aiming to guide 3DP into the future, for example by developing new data formats or template editing paradigms. However, many of these efforts seem to be based on empirically unproven assumptions regarding future end-user adoption of 3DP. For example, it is widely implied that the primary attraction of 3DP to consumers is its ability to customise or individualise products.
This research aims to establish a more empirically grounded expectation of what end users will see in 3DP technology and how they will use it. This poster will outline initial work on devising a research method to that end.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Uncontrolled Keywords: 3DP; 3D Printing; 3D-Printing; AM; Additive Manufacturing
Subjects: Computing > Innovation and user experience
Computing > Systems
Computing
Depositing User: Malte Ressin
Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2019 18:14
Last Modified: 21 Jan 2019 09:28
URI: http://repository.uwl.ac.uk/id/eprint/5752

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