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3D Printing

The 3D printer is a term used in a computer-based printer that can with high precision print 3-dimensional prints mostly by using different types of plastic that add on layers by layers of plastic, in one or two colours or even multi-colours (more advanced and expensive). The fast development of 3D technology makes it difficult to keep most people updated. Nevertheless, I will call this the next industrial revolution and making Internet step out of the cyber world (abstract) and into becoming specific reality.

3D-printer is capable of fabricating anything from toys, shoes, food decoration to body parts to entire houses. Personal fabrication devices make it possible to manufacture custom objects on-demand without expensive and environmental costly shipping around the world (Internet of things) See The Fab Home Project and body scanning technology in the Eco-Fashion Encyclopedia.

Recommended reading:

  1. Fab the coming revolution on your desktop from personal computers to personal fabrication By Neil Gershenfeld.
  2. Smart things ubiquitous computing user experience design by Mike Kuniavsky published Morgan Kaufmann

ECO-FASHION ENCYCLOPEDIA

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