We fooled you – 3D printing is just a gimmick

3d printing a gimmck

Thanks Terry, now we’re going to have to rename our blog to 3DGimmicker.net.

We’ve been telling you for some time now how 3D printing is going to change the world. It’s time to tell you the truth. We’ve been making it all up. All the stories about real companies saving real money with 3D printing? All faked. All the individuals in the world creating new products and businesses with 3D printers? Sorry, we fooled you. All the medical advancements already saving lives? Boy are you gullible!

Yup, the truth is out, from the lips of Terry Gou, the president of Foxconn Technology Group, one of the world’s largest electronics manufacturers. He ripped 3D printing a new one, when he explained to media in Taiwan last Monday that the advancements in 3D printing “did not mean the advent of a third industrial revolution.”

Just to make sure the world knows what a scam the whole thing is, Gou told reporters “3D printing is a gimmick, If it really is that good, then I’ll write my surname ‘Gou’ backwards [from now on].

We hear you loud and clear Mr. Gou Uog.

Source: Source China Morning Post

  • https://3dprinter.net Mark Fleming

    A little more about Mr. Gou, now known as Mr. Uog:

    Foxconn chairman likens his workforce to animals

    “Hon Hai has a workforce of over one million worldwide and as human beings are also animals, to manage one million animals gives me a headache,” said Hon Hai chairman Terry Gou at a recent year-end party, adding that he wants to learn from Chin Shih-chien, director of Taipei Zoo, regarding how animals should be managed.


  • Tim Polder

    This is fantastic. Reminds me of a 15 year old article from one of the better Dutch Newspapers which stated that internet was going to be a flop.

    And that spirituality was going to be the next big thing.

    At least that is what Market research from brands like Mars, Philips and one or two banks said.