Personal Fabrication: The Dream Factory

Another cool article on personal fabrication labs …

Notice the business model implications:

fab tools could produce new economic models for creators. Suppose a hobbyist made a cool plastic exterior for an MP3 player. Suppose she put the design online, and 700 people downloaded the file and had it printed at eMachineShop. “At what point,” he asks, “would a manufacturer say, Hey, there’s a market here – and offer to buy the design from her?”

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