Rapid Prototyping For Everyone!

from the instant-anything dept

A good article about a company that is trying to give anyone cheap access to rapid prototyping machines so they can design and build whatever they want. The article jokingly compares it to Star Trek replicators, though it’s nowhere near that impressive. Rapid prototyping devices have been around for years, but have mainly been used in factories. But now (as the article says) you’ll all be able to make your own unique steering wheel, sunglass frames or oddly shaped table. This all sounds pretty cool until you realize that most people’s tastes are probably pretty bad… I don’t want to know about the new steering wheel design of the guy who still has fuzzy dice hanging off his mirror.

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