The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Canada's government-owned media network, recently posted an article introducing the 3D Printing concept to its readers (mainly Canadians, we suppose.)
This continues a trend of mainstream media gradually bumping into our tech space, and relating it to the public. The highlights of this article:
- The inevitable comparison of the technology to Star Trek: "Tea, Earl Grey, hot!"
- Claims that "virtually every industry that needs to create prototypes of product models — from toy and hairbrush makers to toaster and cellphone designers — is using them."
- Lists the numerous benefits of using 3D printers for manufacturing and design work.
- Building anticipation for Desktop Factory's inexpensive printer.
- Explanation of media cost as an obstacle for progress.
- Quote of the article: "It eliminates all the artistic labour in making the model"
We beg to differ on that last one. There is artistic work involved - but it is being done by the operator of the modeling software, not someone with balsa wood and an exacto knife.