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All you need to know

What is 3D Printing?

3D printing is one of the digital making methods available through Personal Factory.

3D printing is a type of additive manufacturing by which a digital file is translated into a physical object by a 3D printer.

The object is made by building up multiple layers of material.

A variety of materials can be used for 3D printing, and different 3D printers build objects in different ways.

We see this as the beginning of something huge.

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Latest article about 3D printing

Manufacturing The Future

How 3D printing went from pipe dream to your desktop

When Ponoko was founded back in 2006, we envisaged the third Industrial Revolution, where consumers of the future can download and make products at home. The road to distributed digital mass production was paved by the pioneering work of stereolithography inventor Chuck Hull and transformed once again with the rise and rise of MakerBot, to name just a few.

In a fantastically comprehensive article over on Digital Trends, the full history of 3D printing has been laid out in detail.

3D printers are all the rage with enthusiasts, but they didn?t just materialize out of nowhere like the sculptures they produce. Here?s the untold story of how the next big boom in technology came to be over 30 years.

It’s a fascinating story where dreams become reality and the stuff of science fiction enters our daily lives. We have seen this first-hand, with over 400,000 custom products produced online via Ponoko’s global network of digital making services.

Click through to Digital Trends to learn how other key influencers have helped shape the strange past and seemingly impossible future of distributed digital mass production over the past 30 years.

via Digital Trends: Manufacturing the Future

image thanks to Pete Golibersuch/Knurling LLC