The New York Times on 3D Printing

Posted September 14th, 2010 @ 3:33 PM by

NY Times: 3D Printing is Spurring a Manufacturing Revolution

Moving the technology beyond manufacturing does pose challenges. Customized products, for example, may be more expensive than mass-produced ones, and take longer to make. And the concept may seem out of place in a world trained to appreciate the merits of mass consumption.

But as 3-D printing machines have improved and fallen in cost along with the materials used to make products, new businesses have cropped up.

The point isn’t so much that the cheap plastic crap that gets made overseas is going to come back to the US, it’s that we’re going to make more complicated and personalized things with ease.


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