Saturday, 25 June 2011

Will 3D Printing Revive American Manufacturing?

According to Rich Karlgaard, publisher of Forbes and writer on innovation, "The transformative technology of the 2015-2025 period could be 3D printing."

He writes in Forbes that "This has the potential to remake the economics of manufacturing from a large-scale industry back to an artisan model of small design shops with access to 3D printers. In other words, making stuff, real stuff, could move from being a capital intensive industry into something that looks more like art and software. This should favor the American skill set of creativity."

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