The 3-D Printer - Future Tense - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

3-D printing techniques offer a chance to make manufacturing more efficient and flexible, but as we'll hear they also pose challenges to traditional labour relations and to intellectual property rights.

Tom Standage, Digital Editor, The Economist
Bre Pettis, Co-founder of Makerbot Industries
Michael Weinberg. Staff Attorney, Public Knowledge
Professor Berok Khoshnevis, Engineering, University of Southern California

Further Information:
Economist article on 3-D printing (
Makerbot Industries website (
Thingiverse website (
Centre for Rapid Automotated Fabrication Technologies (
Behrokh Khoshnevis profile (
Public Knowledge website (
Public Knowledge resources on 3D printing (