Makerbot in the News on Sustainability and more

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Makerbot in the News on Sustainability and more

Post by robosavvy » Sun Nov 21, 2010 6:13 pm

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Sun Nov 21, 2010 6:13 pm

Hi

Here's is a piece from Shareable with an Interview from Makerbot CEO Bre Pettis.

In the interview he talks about Sustainability, and how he sees these printers boosting creativity and becoming mini factories replacing industrial production.

"Bre Pettis is one of the folks behind MakerBot Industries, a company that specializes in “robots that make things”. Specifically, the eponymous MakerBot, an open-source 3-D printer that can manufacture nearly anything smaller than 4”x4”x6”. Neal Gorenflo recently blogged about 3-D printers, small personal factories that manufacture one-off items for individuals or small groups. While many members of the Shareable community expressed excitement about the potential applications of the technology, some voiced concerns about its sustainability. Do factories-for-the-home offset or instead contribute to the environmental effects of industrial mass-production? To gain insight on these questions, Shareable conducted an email interview with Bre Pettis."


Full interview here http://shareable.net/blog/my-factory-an ... bre-pettis


Bre Pettis often pictures these machines as small factories capable of fulfilling the needs of a community.
It is interesting to put ithis in perspective with the trajectory of History: from Arts and Carfts, to the Industrial Revolution and the Global Economies of Scale.

RoboSavvy
Hi

Here's is a piece from Shareable with an Interview from Makerbot CEO Bre Pettis.

In the interview he talks about Sustainability, and how he sees these printers boosting creativity and becoming mini factories replacing industrial production.

"Bre Pettis is one of the folks behind MakerBot Industries, a company that specializes in “robots that make things”. Specifically, the eponymous MakerBot, an open-source 3-D printer that can manufacture nearly anything smaller than 4”x4”x6”. Neal Gorenflo recently blogged about 3-D printers, small personal factories that manufacture one-off items for individuals or small groups. While many members of the Shareable community expressed excitement about the potential applications of the technology, some voiced concerns about its sustainability. Do factories-for-the-home offset or instead contribute to the environmental effects of industrial mass-production? To gain insight on these questions, Shareable conducted an email interview with Bre Pettis."


Full interview here http://shareable.net/blog/my-factory-an ... bre-pettis


Bre Pettis often pictures these machines as small factories capable of fulfilling the needs of a community.
It is interesting to put ithis in perspective with the trajectory of History: from Arts and Carfts, to the Industrial Revolution and the Global Economies of Scale.

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