We live in revolutionary times that some call a “new industrial revolution” – driven by the mixing of computers with manufacturing technology. By far, the all-star of this movement is the home 3D printer – as typified by the RepRap and its hundreds of derivatives. There’s a lot of great energy in the field – which is awesome. However, there’s also a lot of fluff and hype floating around the movement that is distracting from a lot of the real work that needs to be done.
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