Rapid 2019: Interview With Christophe Paulo of DuPont “bulk of the Material Extrusion market will be in pellet to parts” Rapid 2019: Interview With Christophe Paulo of DuPont “bulk of the Material Extrusion market will be in pellet to parts” Thesis student Calvin Smith, at Minnesota State University, brings up a topic most 3D printing enthusiasts and users should be interested in as he explores the limits—and endless possibilities— of desktop fabrication in ‘Developing a Commercial Product Using a Consumer Grade 3D Printer.’ Undeniably, 3D printing has changed the face of production on all levels of industry, from home fashion designs to haute couture, small car parts made in the workshop to myriad prototypes and components now used by automotive leaders, and much more, spanning nearly every industry you can think of. But, how do we go from the 3D printing idea towards practical implementation? Can one really start a business with a desktop 3D printer? What are the costings and what is the business case? Calvin Smith’s research looks into these questions and is a valuable resource for anyone wishing to start a business using desktop 3D printers. Smith points out that with the se...