3D Trendwatching

By on December 10th, 2007 in blog

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Trendwatching.com has selected Desktop Fabbing (or as they call it, “Make It Yourself”, MIY) as one of their eight Important Consumer Trends to Watch in 2008. They mention the several 3D printing or fabbing services such as Ponoko and of course the omnipresent yet-to-be-seen-in-the-wild DesktopFactory USD$5000 desktop fab.

Along with “MIY”, the seven other consumer trends were: “Status Spheres”, “Premiumization”, “Snack Culture”, “Online Oxygen”, “Eco-Iconic”, “Brand Butlers” and “Crowd Mining”. Man, my buzzword detector is going to catch fire…

Via TrendWatching

By Kerry Stevenson

Kerry Stevenson, aka "General Fabb" has written over 8,000 stories on 3D printing at Fabbaloo since he launched the venture in 2007, with an intention to promote and grow the incredible technology of 3D printing across the world. So far, it seems to be working!