As some of you know, we've been banging on about stereo-lithography, or 3D printing, for a long time now which is why we picked up on a new article in Wired that suggests that 3-D Printers will redefine Industrial Design. 3D printers normally print objects by printing successive layers to build a three-dimensional object. Looking at how such a printer is used by folks like PSFK buddies Frog Design, Wired argues that we're witnessing a design revolution...

As some of you know, we’ve been banging on about stereo-lithography, or 3D printing, for a long time now which is why we picked up on a new article in Wired that suggests that 3-D Printers will redefine Industrial Design. 3D printers normally print objects by printing successive layers to build a three-dimensional object. Looking at how such a printer is used by folks like PSFK buddies Frog Design, Wired argues that we’re witnessing a design revolution:

As the technology has evolved, 3-D printers are now capable of printing out fully functional finished products. For example, according to [Scott Summit, the co-founder of San Francisco-based industrial design firm Summit ID], battleships and aircraft carriers now make extensive use of selective laser sintering (SLS) printers, which can “print out” materials like titanium, cobalt chromium and polyamide, to fabricate spare parts on the spot instead of carrying huge warehouses full of replacements.

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