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AMERICA REVEALED

Desktop Factory

  • Aired: 02/14/2012
  • Rating: NR
A converted warehouse in Brooklyn may house manufacturing’s new frontier. MakerBot is a company producing desktop 3D printers at a relatively low price. The printers use plastic to “print” three-dimensional objects -- anything from machine parts to toy planes. Enthusiasts say it’s reduced the cost of failure, encouraging innovation and democratizing production.
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