Wonderful Short Animation on the Past, Present, and Future of Manufacturing

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3-D Printing Spurs a Manufacturing Revolution‘ was the most emailed article on The New York Times two days ago. This article was the introduction of 3D printing to many, many people. But nothing conveys a new concept better than excellent visuals.

Full Printed is a truly wonderful animated video that demonstrates the elegance of on-demand fabrication versus factory production and also gives us a whimsical — but not unlikely — vision of the future of manufacture. What’s interesting is that the designers of this video depict 3D printing not as the future, but really as the present of manufacturing. The future involves scanning broken objects, touch screen material composition charts, and at-home pie printers. (Yes, the kind of pie you eat.)

The video comes from Spanish studio nueveojos who created the short for a year long event at the Disseny Hub Barcelona entitled Fabrication Laboratory, 15 June—29 May 2011.

DHUB looks like it’s one of the coolest museum collectives on the planet, comprised of an Office of Graphic Arts, a Textile and Fashion museum, and an Decorative Arts museum which is currently holding an amazing exhibition of wallpapers.

via i.materalise

4 Responses to “Wonderful Short Animation on the Past, Present, and Future of Manufacturing”

  1. Emmanuel Says:

    Very cute, I like the glimpse at an hypothetical futur too 🙂

  2. Jon Says:

    Cool… I wrote a short story about a future using on-demand technology rather similar to this animation about a year ago. It is happening… faster than we all think!

    Jon @ WoodMarvels.com

  3. duann Says:

    oooh, nice find Kristen!!!!
    Prepare for a trackback.

  4. RalfLippold Says:

    So cool!

    Pretty like what we envision at http://mindbroker.de/wiki/LockSchuppen and within that http://mindbroker.de/wiki/FutureLab2056

    Cheers, Ralf