America Revealed

Desktop Factory

Clip: Season 1

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.

Aired: 02/14/12

Rating: NR

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