Personal / Desktop Fabrication

December 6th, 2005 | Filed under: Fabrication Tech, Future, Products, Technology | 2 Comments »

Imagine that your coffee maker breaks just before you’re about to host a brunch. You go online and click on the model you want to buy. But you don’t have to wait for it to be shipped; instead, a machine on your desk kicks into operation. Inside a glass chamber, a nozzle spits out the electronics, chassis, motor and other components, layer by layer. An hour later, you snap together a few parts and the brewing begins. David Pescovitz has written a great article for Salon on the future of desktop fabrication and the various approaches researchers are pursuing.

2 Comments on “Personal / Desktop Fabrication”

  1. 1 csven said at 1:26 am on December 8th, 2005:

    WorldChanging covered the Salon article and did a better job on the original subject matter than Salon, imo. Here’s the link:

  2. 2 Marks Fishing said at 1:29 pm on December 15th, 2005:

    Cool idea, can it make me a new car seeing as the one i have got smashed

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