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.

Guests:
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 (http://www.economist.com/node/18114221)
Makerbot Industries website (http://www.makerbot.com/)
Thingiverse website (http://www.thingiverse.com/)
Centre for Rapid Automotated Fabrication Technologies (http://craft.usc.edu/Mission.html)
Behrokh Khoshnevis profile (http://www-bcf.usc.edu/~khoshnev/)
Public Knowledge website (http://www.publicknowledge.org/)
Public Knowledge resources on 3D printing (http://www.publicknowledge.org/3d-printing-bits-atoms)

http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/futuretense/the-3-d-printer/3667402