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Feature Article: «By giving everyone the means of production, personal fabrication systems could usher in a new age of customization

By Hod Lipson

0505rap01.jpgFabbers—machines that rapidly create useful items on demand from computer-generated design specifications—have been fantasy fodder for decades. And for good reason: a machine that could make a huge variety of reasonably complicated objects, and yet was attainable by ordinary people, would transform human society to a degree that few creations ever have.»