(MCAD Cafe, 1/12/17)
Last week one of the world’s biggest technology spectacles occurred, the CES 2017, showcasing the connected future of technology. Over 3,800 companies exhibited, including some of the world’s biggest companies as well as more than 600 startups. Over 175,000 attended the event including 55,000 from outside the United States, eager to discover the latest in the technology industry. Among the biggest trends was under 3D Printing. Although there were some basic retreads on previously released products, there were also significant developments presented specifically in the areas of materials (metals and ceramics) and affordability (sub-$500 machines).