The Maker Movement and Its Implication

Previously, Trends has examined the rise of digital fabrication technologies, ranging from 3D printers to laser cutters and sculptors, to bioprinters and DNA synthesizers. Increasingly, these technologies are moving from the laboratory and design studio to the factory floor and home shop. Suddenly, for the price of mass-produced goods, it is becoming technically possible to create tiny batches of goods for specific customers. Similarly, it's possible for entrepreneurs and hobbyists to create products for themselves and customers that can theoretically compete .....

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