Robert Zimmerman

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  • 10 Trends That Are (Mostly) Already Here

    By Robert Zimmerman - December 11, 2012 | Tickers: DDD, SSYS | Editor's Choice

    Forbes magazine recently reported on “Manufacturing the Future: 10 Trends to Come in 3D Printing.”  As I read the article, my gut reaction was:  “These trends already arrived.”  Let’s take a look:

    1. 3D Printing Becomes Industrial Strength.  That is, 3D printing goes mainstream in manufacturing rather than just rapid prototyping.  Already arrived.  Boeing aircraft, Orek vacuum cleaners, General Electric and others use 3D printing in their manufacturing and more »

  • Genomic Health: Advantage Lost

    By Robert Zimmerman - October 22, 2012 | Tickers: GHDX | Editor's Choice

    Earlier this year, a physician I know who specializes in medical genetic testing told me that in 2001, it was possible to sequence every gene in a human cell at a cost of $100 million.  Today, she can do the same thing for less than $3,000.  And the price continues to drop. 

    This precipitous decline in the cost of genetic testing has opened a potentially huge door for the more »