The future of 3Dprinting: Parametric design

The bottleneck for the 3d-printing workflow is creating the digital model, the information necessary to specify that which is to be printed. Specialists working in 3d, using complex, arcane software to build these models, create simple interfaces for their customization. Model parameters specifying quantity (measurements, temperature…), quality and locational information can be added by technicians in the field using web services. These parameters are based on field measurements, 3d scans or photographs.