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…most of our competitors are interesting in doing something different, or want to appear new - I think those are completely the wrong goals. A product has to be genuinely better. This requires real discipline, and that’s what drives us - a sincere, genuine appetite to do something that is better. Committees just don’t work, and it’s not about price, schedule or a bizarre marketing goal to appear different - they are corporate goals with scant regard for people who use the product…
Jonathan Ive (interview in the Evening Standard)

3D Printers Go Mainstream…

Makerbot 3D Printer Kit

Wired has an interesting article featuring the Makerbot 3D printer kit.  For Architects and designers this is not that novel (3D printers), however, one priced this reasonable is. What’s interesting about the Makerbot is that it’s entirely a “homebrew” solution based on “off the shelf” components.  The resolution is only as good as the bearings guiding the moving printer plate.  Priced at $700.00 +/- for the basic model and $950.00 +/- for the “deluxe” the cost is pretty cheap when compared to commercially availabe models…

It’s only a matter of time before 3D printers are a defacto office item alongside plotters, printers, and lazer cutters…