Epic Science: 3D Printing (Video Report) (+) It Will Be Awesome if They Don’t Screw it Up: 3D Printing

Photo: The ORDbot Quantum 3D printer. CREDIT: Bart Dring SOURCE: Wikipedia  (Public Domain)

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Published on Mar 28, 2013

Robert and Julie show you what the future of manufacturing looks like with the 3D printer. The possibilities are endless when small bits of material can be arranged in all 3 dimensions of space. Learn more in this video from Stuff to Blow Your Mind.

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From Public Knowledge

It Will Be Awesome if They Don’t Screw it Up: 3D Printing

By Michael Weinburg

Nov. 2010

The next great technological disruption is brewing just out of sight. In small workshops, and faceless office parks, and garages, and basements, revolutionaries are tinkering with machines that can turn digital bits into physical atoms. The machines can download plans for a wrench from the Internet and print out a real, working wrench. Users design their own jewelry, gears, brackets, and toys with a computer program, and use their machines to create real jewelry, gears, brackets, and toys.

These machines, generically known as 3D printers, are not imported from the future or the stuff of science fiction. Home versions, imperfect but real, can be had for around $1,000. Every day they get better, and move closer to the mainstream. . . . Read Complete Report

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