3D Printing and the Next Industrial Revolution

We’re in the middle of the second Industrial Revolution, and it’s all thanks to 3D-printing. While there are several 3D-printing startups working to expedite adoption of the technology, MakerBot is the household name looking to get actual 3D-printers in the hands of the masses.

„I’ve always been a tinkerer,“ says MakerBot founder Bre Pettis, „And it’s the holy grail for tinkerers to be able to make something that makes things.“

The MakerBot uses „additive manufacturing“ to build things, one 100-micron layer at a time. MakerBots use PLA filament, a plastic-like filament that won’t peel, crack or curl, and it comes in a handful of colors and finishes, including translucent and metallic. 3D designs can be found in MakerBot’s Thingiverse: http://www.thingiverse.com/

Mashable story: http://mashable.com/2013/12/23/makerbot-video/

(Quelle: Youtube / Mashable Originals)

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