DailyDirt: Will Refill Cartridges For Food Printers Be Insanely Expensive?

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The technology for 3D printing is getting better and cheaper all the time, but some folks think the "killer app" for these printing machines is in food preparation. Food printers aren't quite like Star Trek replicators just yet -- nor is there a way to eliminate the scarcity of food. Still, it'll be pretty cool when most households own an oven, stove, microwave oven... and a 3D food printer. If you'd like to read more awesome and interesting stuff, check out this unrelated (but not entirely random!) Techdirt post.

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    ChrisB (profile), 1 Sep 2012 @ 6:41am

    Re: 3D Printing Could Change the World

    3D printing allows niche manufacturing, just like the internet allows niche content. I went into an auto parts store last week and looked at all the boxes on shelves. This is just stupid. (The same stupidity of the bookstore with random books, and a record store with random CDs.) How do they know what is going to be in demand tomorrow? Having small store with a 3D printer and a million part files is the future. There is still room for corporations, but they need to adapt!

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