What’s wrong with DIY

The DIY enthusiasts involved in today’s “maker movement” love experimenting with 3D printers to turn digital designs into real-life objects made of plastic, metal, even chocolate.
But one of the leading do-it-yourself pioneers has come forth to explain why he really dislikes the 3D printing craze and sees it as just a steppingstone to something greater.

Modern 3D printers use lasers or squirt hot materials to build objects layer by layer from a computer design. They represent the latest in a long line of computer-controlled tools dating back to the 1950s — a more refined way of “metal bashing metal, squirt squirt,” said Neil Gershenfeld, director of MIT’s Center for Bits and Atoms.

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Source: innovationnewsdaily

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