Blockchain in 3D printing: opportunities and challenges

04 Jul 2018
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Nikolas Taillieu
Digital Product Manager

On April 17th, BallistiX' founder Nikolas was a speaker at the 3D Materials Conference on the Brightlands Chemelot Campus in Sittard-Geleen (The Netherlands). We were asked to give our vision on how blockchain technology could further revolutionize manufacturing when used in 3D printing applications.

In short: manufacturing techniques like 3D printing have enormous decentralizing potential that is hard to achieve with the current infrastructure. Blockchain can play a key role as the digital backbone for cyber physical manufacturing, like the internet is for communication.

3D Materials Conference Audience, attentively as always!

During the presentation, we also explored three potential uses cases for the technology:

1. File integrity and DRM
2. 3D printing supply chain
3. 3D rendering with Golem

If you'd like to know more, you can find the presentation below! For the Dutch-speaking among us, 3D Print Magazine also did a cover story on the presentation.

Triggered by the presentation? Want to book us for a public speaking opportunity?? Or looking to build an application using blockchain technology? Use the form below to get in touch.

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