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Giving Direction: Focus on the Use Case

Todd Grimm discusses how the 3D printing industry is moving away from its "anything is possible" approach to looking at where it can offer valuable solutions to existing problems. more

10 Oct 2016 15:28 The Todd Grimm Column 1 Comments

Todd Grimm Column: The Million Dollar Question

TCT columnist Todd Grimm discusses a big additive manufacturing question: What technology would you buy if given $1 million? more

20 Jul 2016 14:02 The Todd Grimm Column

In Context

Todd Grimm's latest piece looks at how different phrases in the additive manufacturing industry should only be interpreted in the context within it was said. more

27 May 2016 16:09 The Todd Grimm Column

Todd Grimm Column: Cutting through the Clutter

Longtime TCT columnist, Todd Grimm, provides his thoughts on questioning claims of uniqueness in the 3D printing industry and making educated decisions. more

22 Feb 2016 10:00 The Todd Grimm Column

Todd Grimm Column: When Disillusionment is a good thing

The ever excellent Todd Grimm's column this month focusses on an industry that despite suffering on the stock market is growing at a steady rate. more

23 Nov 2015 17:12 The Todd Grimm Column 1 Comments

Todd Grimm Column: Critical Mass

TCT columnist Todd Grimm says the 3D printing industry has reached critical mass, moving beyond a novelty to a valuable industry. more

21 Sep 2015 15:35 The Todd Grimm Column

Todd Grimm Column: Speaking the Truth

TCT columnist and stalwart of the additive manufacturing industry, Todd Grimm talks about choosing to be honest when we don't know the answers and stopping the flow of misinformation. more

25 Jun 2015 12:26 The Todd Grimm Column 1 Comments

By Design - prepare for series production with additive manufacturing now

The most recent edition of Todd's always excellent column tackles the subject of preparing for series production with additive manufacturing now. more

30 Dec 2014 11:00 The Todd Grimm Column

Get Excited about the Mundane

Concentrating on making a big breakthrough can take your eye away from an incremental improvement that elicits real benefit for your organisation, explains Todd Grimm. more

19 Nov 2014 14:26 The Todd Grimm Column

Behind the Scenes

Don’t be alarmed by stories of unbridled success from big industry players. Todd Grimm has been on the road and has discovered that they’re almost certainly just getting started too. more

17 Jul 2014 11:13 The Todd Grimm Column

Evolved Thinking

Could the revolution be around the corner, or will evolution prevail? Find out how Todd Grimm got it (a bit) wrong last time, and what his revised predictions mean for the industry. more

10 Jul 2013 09:34 The Todd Grimm Column

3D Printer Prices will Rise; $5K is Near-Term Price Target

For the average home user, there are two tenets: affordability and simply, rock-solid performance. The problem is that these characteristics are at odds with one another when expenses are spread across low production volumes... more

13 Mar 2013 11:38 The Todd Grimm Column 1 Comments

The Real Benefits of Additive Manufacturing

Having dispelled some of the myths surrounding Additive Manufacturing in the last few issues, Todd Grimm now gets to the real and tangible benefits that users of this group of technologies can unlock in their day-to-day. more

23 Nov 2012 12:26 The Todd Grimm Column 2 Comments

Additive Manufacturing is a Poor Substitute

When the rules, requirements and expectations are unchanged, additive manufacturing (AM) is a poor substitute for established processes, but taking another point-of-view opens up the possibilities. more

19 Sep 2012 10:57 The Todd Grimm Column 2 Comments

Do you dare to dream?

"I am not a dreamer. I am guilty of understatement and rightfully accused of pessimism. Don’t get me wrong though. I am passionate about 3D printing and believe in the technology," so says Todd Grimm more

14 Jun 2012 23:46 The Todd Grimm Column

Get the Most from Your AM Machine

Todd Grimm explains how to draw maximum benefit from the AM machine that you faught so hard to get — including keeping the bean counters happy! more

14 Jun 2012 21:49 The Todd Grimm Column

Eight Reasons to Keep Your Service Bureaux

You can't do everything. Todd Grimm explains how to turn this perceived negative into a positive. more

1 Apr 2012 22:05 The Todd Grimm Column

Identity crisis...

For the past fifteen years, we have struggled with the name for the processes formerly known as rapid prototyping. Here, Todd Grimm starts to get to grips with the real issues behind the moniker mayhem. more

1 Sep 2011 14:11 The Todd Grimm Column

3D Printer Landscape: Taking in the Sights

As I began preparing for my TCT Live 2011 keynote address, “3D Printer Landscape,” I looked at the panorama of 3D printing through the eyes of the newly initiated. more

1 Aug 2011 14:06 The Todd Grimm Column