Welcome to On 3D Printing

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3D Printed iPhone 4 by CreativeTools.se

“China on your desktop” – Chris DiBona, Google

“In the Next Industrial Revolution, Atoms Are the New Bits” – Wired Magazine

“The biggest thing of all coming in computing lies quite literally out of the box, in making the box.” – Neil Gershenfeld, MIT Professor and author of FAB: The Coming Revolution on Your Desktop–From Personal Computers to Personal Fabrication

The world is embarking on a personal fabrication revolution. Imagine you need a spare part for a home appliance. What if you could download the design and manufacture the part at home? What if you could “print” that part on a desktop machine about the size of your inkjet printer? You can! And people are printing everything today from shoes to creative works of art to high-tech components with a technology called 3D Printing.

Welcome to On 3D Printing! On this site, we will be tracking the emerging 3D Printing revolution and providing resources for you to get involved.

Please follow us on Twitter (@on3dprinting) and Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/on3dprinting). We hope you will share your own ideas in the comments and on Twitter with hashtag #on3dprinting.

Thanks for reading!


3D Printed iPhone image used under Creative Commons from Creative Tools.

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