Last year, we created our first manufacturing innovation institute in Ohio. A once-shuttered warehouse is now a state-of-the art lab where new workers are mastering the 3D printing that has the potential to revolutionize the way we make almost everything. So tonight, I’m announcing the launch of three more of these manufacturing hubs, where businesses will partner with the Departments of Defense and Energy to turn regions left behind by globalization into global centers of high-tech jobs.
In this article, the SloanReview from MIT examines the rapid emergence of a movement called open-source 3-D printing and how it fits into a general trend toward open-source innovation by collaborative online communities.
Research artist Nickolay Lamm has decided to restructure Barbie’s traditional, ridiculous proportions and create a “normal” Barbie, he told Personalize, “I've read research and opinions suggesting that Barbie may or may not negatively affect young girls' body image. This means that there's a chance that Barbie harms young girls. If normal Barbie looks good, why not remove all doubt?”
Peels' knowledge of the technology, the companies that sell it and the people who use it has given him a clear idea of where the 3D printing industry should be going, but he admits the media and some of the market are still on the wrong track.