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Stories: Desktop Factory

3D Printing

Story Location: Brooklyn, New York More stories in this location

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.

Shop PBS About the Presenter Yel Kwon