The dark side of 3D printing: 10 things to watch

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Abstract:As with any new technology, it's easy to get swept up in the benefits of 3D printing. It opens up a world of new possibilities for all industries, and stands to lessen transportation costs, environmental impacts, waste, and reliance on corporations by enabling the maker movement. But 3D printers are still potentially hazardous, wasteful machines, and their societal, political, economic, and environmental impacts have not yet been studied extensively. To make sure you aren't thrown off guard by the conversations to come, Lyndsey Gilpin has compiled a list of 10 things you need to know about the dangers and potentially negative impacts of 3D printers.

URL: http://www.techrepublic.com/article/the-dark-side-of-3d-printing-10-things-to-watch/

Source: Tech Republic

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