BBC Covers 3D Printing

By on August 9th, 2011 in coverage


Every few months we see a flurry of articles introducing 3D printing to the general public. While those familiar with the space may find this repetitive, it actually is quite beneficial to the 3D Printing industry, since there are a great many businesses, artists, architects, designers and individuals who don’t completely understand what it’s all about. 
The most recent BBC article (link below) is a well-written piece that goes over the main points (just-in-time manufacturing, reducing inventory, local production cheaper than foreign manufacture, etc.) 
Many businesses are run by busy folks who are reluctant to disturb their existing (and most often successful) processes. Change can be very hard to do, and it takes a lot of convincing by internal and external (e.g. BBC and others) to change people’s minds about how things can be done. 
So we don’t mind seeing these articles at all. In fact, we need more. 
Ops, there is! The Telegraph just issued a very similar article.

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!


  1. The artikel in the telegraph mentions the strangest thing:"a lecturer at Ravensbourne and an artist, tells me about plans to scan museum objects so that 3D replicas can be made. It would give historians, for example, the chance to study the inside of an object that could only otherwise be examined by breaking it."
    How would the scanner know what the inside looks like if historians would have to break it to find out?

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