Once upon a time, a man made a 3d printable tank and a walker…
WIRED Has all the rest. Its a great read with implications for the entire manufacturing industry and the law. Here are some juicy excerpts:
“Last winter, Thomas Valenty bought a MakerBot — an inexpensive 3-D printer that lets you quickly create plastic objects. His brother had some Imperial Guards from the tabletop game Warhammer, so Valenty decided to design a couple of his own Warhammer-style figurines: a two-legged war mecha and a tank….
…You thought Hollywood and record labels were powerful lobbyists, crushing Napster and suing file-sharers? Wait until you see what the manufacturing industry can do. The American Chamber of Commerce is the single largest lobbyist on Capitol Hill, spending $60 million a year.”
~So what’s your take on the bright future of 3d Printing?