RE: [rp-ml] A very interesting article ...

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Date: Fri Nov 13 2009 - 21:09:32 EET

I saw the article also and thought it was an interesting "blessing" and recognition of the direction the industry is heading. It really is the start of a new Renaissance era, I think. Combining mechanical, electrical, software engineering, physical manufacturing into a new world.

Long time subscriber to Make also. Love the Mag, hate the hassle of lost subscriptions/mail.

Francis Rabuck, CCP, PCLP, CWNA, RFID+
Bentley Systems, Incorporated * Director, Intelligent Infrastructure Lab
Exton, PA 19341

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Subject: [rp-ml] A very interesting article ...

Hi Everyone:

A very interesting article appeared yesterday on the front page of the Wall St. Journal:

Tinkering Makes Comeback Amid Crisis
By Justin Lahart

The gist is that a new wave of innovation is starting based on students' intensifying interest in the more tangible aspects of design. Hacker spaces are sprouting like mushrooms after the rain and the RP progeny of one them, MakerBot Industries, is shipping CupCakes, like, well - cup-cakes. According to the article they've shipped 350 kits so far.

At $750 ea that's peanuts, but it's also more than 16% of Stratasys' 2008 unit volume - and that's since April.

Try this link, but you may have to get in through Google News:

Ed Grenda
Castle Island Co.<> (email)

The Worldwide Guide to Rapid Prototyping
Received on Fri Nov 13 21:02:46 2009

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