It’s THAT time of year when everyone will be making amazing predictions about AM for the 2013 year.  I was recently at a holiday party (wearing a silver tie and long tails) discussing “3D printing and AM, and it’s amazing feats”.     Someone then asked “Haven’t you been playing around with this technology for a while?”   “Yes, surely” came my response, “Perhaps over 20 years”.  

We should all enjoy having the spot light on us as the current shiny thing.      However, I was reminded by a song “Everything Old is New Again” by Peter Allen (and  Carol Sager).  My personal favorite version appears in the movie “All that Jazz“.

EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN

When trumpets were mellow
And every gal only had one fellow
No need to remember when
Cause everything old is new again

Dancin’ at ya
Long Island Jazz Age parties
Waiter, let me have some more Bacardis
Let’s order now what they ordered then
Cause everything old is new again

Get out your white suit,
your tap shoes and tails
Let’s go backwards when forward fails 
And movie stars that you thought were long dead,
Now are framed beside your bed

Don’t throw the past away
You might need it some rainy day
Dreams can come true again
When everything old is new again

Get out your white suit,
your tap shoes and tails
Let’s go backwards when all else fails
Leave Greta Garbo alone
Be a movie star on your own

And don’t throw
Don’t throw the past away
We’re all gonna need it some rainy day
Dreams can come true again
When everything old is new again

I might fall in love with you again

(© WINDSWEPT HOLDINGS LLC, CARLIN AMERICA INC, Universal Music Publishing Group)

We hope that as a community we don’t forget the shoulders that we’ve built upon “everything old” and we all work hard to be “a movie star on our own”!

Let’s fall in love with 3D printing and AM all over again this year…

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