There's been a plethora of mainstream media talking about 3D printing lately, and we're not entirely sure why. Maybe the meme has simply spread wide enough that "normal" people are now starting to talk about it. We've experienced this too, where technically innocent relatives talk about something they saw. When grandmother talks about 3D printing, you know you've made it.
Back to the Forbes article. It's again just an introductory piece, but with quite a bit of oomph:
- How 3D Printing Will Change Absolutely Everything It Touches
- The sudden buzz about 3D printing and its potential has triggered a deafening din in the media and elsewhere
- Soon – really – it will be possible to print out products at home ranging from appliance parts to shoes
- yesterday’s factory is evolving into a global community of custom design and personal fabrication services
All may eventually come true, although one can argue about the timing of said events. 3D printing is indeed amazing, but let's try to keep things within sight of reality.
At least for now.