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Subject: 3D Printing Changing the World Date: 6/19/2012 12:54 PM
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Hi Fellow Fools,

Since 3D printing has it's own board now, I thought I would start it off with a bang.

I think 3D printing is changing the world. Here's why:

Don’t believe it? There have been any number of news items about 3D printing. In an article in The Atlantic, Hugh Evans, a VP at T. Rowe Price (who covers venture capital as a view into the future) exclaims 3D printing is right up there as one of the most exciting innovations I've seen in 20 years. The Economist proclaims Three-dimensional printing from digital designs will transform manufacturing. Chris Anderson, widely known for The Long Tail theory, states in a Wired article that he believes that 3D printing will be the next industrial revolution, and that 3D printing will compete with mass manufacturing in many areas. The Smithsonian is creating 3D printed models of some its 137 million items collection. 3D printed glasses are Fashion Week's hottest accessory. 3-D printer with nano-precision sets world record. Print your own car (or bicycle).

There are links in the blog to each of the news items listed above, as well as discussion about DDD and SSYS.

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