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Chris Anderson: 3D Printing Will Be Bigger Than the Web

Chris Anderson 3D Printing

Chris Anderson, visionary author and former editor-in-chief of Wired magazine, sees a future where 3D printing drives the next industrial revolution. “It will be bigger than the Web,” Anderson predicts.

Speaking at a Culturazzi event where he was also signing copies of his new book, Anderson drew analogies from the Spinning Jenny and today’s 3D printers. He also noted how the entire desktop publication industry eventually boiled down to one icon on a computer called “Print.” The next revolution will simplify to one icon: “Make.”

Anderson is so convinced of this future that he left his post as editor-in-chief of Wired to become a pioneer of 3D printing. We are excited to see what he comes up with!

Culturazzi 3D Printing

Of course, 3D printers were on hand – along with wine – to inspire the Culturazzi guests. In the photo above, a Cubify printer shows off how simple 3D printing has become.


Full story via ZDNet.

Photos by Tom Foremski.

Must-See Infographic: How Long Until the 3D Printing Revolution?

Infographic 3D Printing Revolution Preview

In this must-see extensive infographic, the emerging 3D printing revolution is profiled and detailed. Who are the players? Where is the industry going? Will there be a legitimate marketplace or will pirated 3D printed goods emerge? It’s all here.

3D Printing in the Home Infographic


Via: Newark and Farnell, orignal designers.

Top 3D Printing Headlines Last Week: Patents, Industry, Asia, Fab Labs

Scott Summit 3D Printing

A roundup of the top news On 3D Printing brought you from October 29 to November 3.

3D Printing Industry Growth: Forbes Incorrectly Says $52B by 2020

Infographic How 3D Printing Works Preview

In an article by Forbes contributor Jennifer Hicks, a new high-water mark is set for the expected growth of the 3D printing industry: $52 billion by 2020.

Take for example,  3D printing, a market that’s growing so fast that people can’t keep up. It’s market potential is around $1.3 billion and expected to grow to $52 billion by 2020. That’s a 300 percent growth. The cost of a 3D printer started at $400,000 and today you can get one for around $2,199 (via Makerbot). What if, says Ismail (who incidentally was wearing a 3D printed belt) you combined 3D printing, robots and the housing industry?

Unfortunately that figure is off by a factor of 10. The actual projected industry growth is $3 billion by 2018 and $5.2 by 2020, both figures we published over the last few months. Sorry, Forbes, we would love to see the industry growing to $50 billion, but it probably won’t happen by 2020.


Top 10 Countdown: Most Popular 3D Printing Stories in September 2012

Cross Necklace 3D Printing Celebrities

Here are the top 10 most popular stories On 3D Printing brought you in September 2012.

10. Interview: Protos Eyewear Combines Fashion, Tech, and 3D Printing

9. The Variable Cross: Create Your Own 3D Printed Cross Pendant Necklace

8. Unique 3D Printed Art Featured at the 3D Print Show in London

7. 3D Printing Mobile Labs: A New Combat Strategy for the U.S. Military

6. 3D Printing iPhones in America: Disrupting Foxconn’s Assembly Line

5. 3D Printing Will Be As Disruptive As the PC, Thanks to Piracy

4. Could 3D Printing Save the Public Library System? Mixed Opinions

3. 3D Printing on the Horizon: Can You Spot the Trend?

2. Interview: Idle Print Looks to Monetize Spare Cycles in 3D Printing

1. 3D Printing a Futuristic Airplane Cabin: Innovation at Airbus


Thanks for reading in September!