All courses by Zachary Alexander

  • Expiring Patents plus for Makerspace Development

    In the near-term, prices for selective laser sintering (SLS) 3D printers are expected to fall below $10,000 because of expiring patents. Now, SLS 3D printers can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. SLS 3D printers use the heat from a laser to form solid objects out of powders. For the record, makerspace development is not […]

  • Makerspace Development will be a Catalyst for Trade

    There is a big debate raging on cable news about the impact of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Some on the right have never seen an international trade deal that they haven’t liked. Others on the left can’t seem to understand “we’re addressing your concerns.” In the past, international trade deals didn’t protect either workers or […]

  • Why Baltimore needs Makerspace Development

    After last week’s unrest in Baltimore, there is a renewed call for more economic development in America. Politicians on both sides are saying that what’s been going is not working. However, they seem to be at a loss when comes to laying out a new strategy. What’s missing is any discussion about the decline of […]

  • Pulling Makerspace Development from closed doors

    It might surprise you to know that the majority of makerspace development goes on behind closed doors. Don’t believe it? Google “makerspace development” for yourself. You’ll have to go pretty deep in the listing to find anything before 2013. Even though, the “maker” movement started in 2006. Nobody has been willing to talk about it. […]

  • Has the IT Revolution Ended, Does it matter?

    Recently, the World Economic Forum assembled a group global experts to discuss which countries where best positioned to take advantage of the IT Revolution. It appears that no one took the time to ask if the IT Revolution continues or have the advances been baked into the cake. Twenty years ago, all anyone could talk […]