Chris Anderson on 3D Printing and the Maker Movement

November 6, 2012 · 3 comments

Chris Anderson

Chris Anderson, former Wired magazine editor-in-chief and author of Makers: The New Industrial Revolution, describes what he calls the maker movement.

According to Anderson, modern technologies, such as 3D printing and open source design, are democratizing manufacturing. The same disruption that digital technologies brought to information goods like music, movies and publishing will soon make its way to the world of physical goods, he says.

Anderson tells the story of his grandfather, who designed the first automatic sprinkler system in the 60s, and how different such an invention story would be today. He also discusses his own firm, 3D Robotics, and policy challenges to emerging manufacturing technology.

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  • Kathy Blackmore

    A lot of 3D printing is associated to “disruption”. It’s true I guess that manufacturing as we know it will change and like any new technology, there are those who resist it.

    It isn’t all unfounded however, as there will always be people that will misuse the good things that come out of new technology.

    Kathy@Cartridge Shop

  • Jeccica

    Impresora 3D es increíble, ya que el material del producto e impresos sigue siendo relativamente caro, las aplicaciones actuales de la industria, construcción, medicina y otras áreas de alta gama. Para nosotros, los consumidores habituales, los más interesados ​​en ello, al final de nuestra popularidad civil ¿Está muy lejos? Aquí nos fijamos en uno de impresora 3D más pequeña del mundo, tal vez vemos su popularidad no está muy lejos. Amanda Smith @ Cartridge Shop

  • ObjectPlot

    Great! Here the german trailer for Makers

    The printing you’ll see in the trailer was filmed in our 3d Printing Office in Berlin.