A new 3D printing book has been published by authors Hod Lipson and Melba Kurman. In writing Fabricated: The New World of 3D Printing, the authors interviewed people from a broad and diverse array of industries and backgrounds and levels of expertise about 3-D printing and discovered a few common underlying “principles:”

  • Manufacturing complexity is free
  • Variety is free
  • No assembly required
  • Zero lead time
  • Unlimited design space
  • Zero skill manufacturing
  • Compact, portable manufacturing
  • Less waste by-product
  • Infinite shades of materials
  • Precise physical replication

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New Book: Fabricated: The New World of 3D Printing