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American car manufacturer Ford is embracing 3D printing.
According to GigaOm, Ford is planning to give a MakerBot 3D printer to every engineer in the coming months. Reminiscent of the computer revolution, computer workstations were first provided to professionals and later adopted by the general public.
In the video below, Ford engineer Zac Nelson shows how he uses 3D printers for rapid prototyping.
As 3D printing technology enters the mainstream market, retail shopping experiences will be transformed dramatically. Physical products can be printed on demand in a similar manner that consumers print out digital photos today.
Below is a video from Materialise that shows a large part for a car being printed out and prepped for assembly. While today this technology is in the lab, tomorrow it could be in your local pharmacy or copy shop.