3D Printing is a Cleantech Innovation

Pike Research, whose tagline is"Cleantech Market Intelligence" posted a report listing "Five Disruptive Cleantech Innovations". These, we presume, are technologies that should deliver dramatic ecological benefits to future generations as they come online in force later in this century. But what was on the list of five? 
Energy Harvesting
Energy Storage
Fuel Cell Tech
Smart Meters
3D Printing

 You might wonder why 3D printing is on this list of otherwise very energyish topics. We don’t. We know why already.  3D printing is incredibly favorable to the environment for one major reason: it enables the production of goods much closer to the consumer. 
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3D Printing is a Cleantech Innovation

Pike Research, whose tagline is"Cleantech Market Intelligence" posted a report listing "Five Disruptive Cleantech Innovations". These, we presume, are technologies that should deliver dramatic ecological benefits to future generations as they come online in force later in this century. But what was on the list of five? 

  • Energy Harvesting
  • Energy Storage
  • Fuel Cell Tech
  • Smart Meters
  • 3D Printing
 You might wonder why 3D printing is on this list of otherwise very energyish topics. We don’t. We know why already.  3D printing is incredibly favorable to the environment for one major reason: it enables the production of goods much closer to the consumer. 

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