In this PBS NewsHour broadcast ‘Printing Ideas Into 3D Reality’, journalist Miles O’Brien explores Hod Lipson’s lab at Cornell University, where artists, designers and engineers are one in the same regarding the revolution of 3D printing via Shapeways (see graphic below):
Visit Shapeways to start designing and printing!
Aside from Miles O’Brien’s left brain/right brain comment in the report, this is a pretty thorough intro into the future of design and multi-dimensional printed concepts. Also check out his other 3D printing feature, ‘Printing Dinner For Two’, which peers into the life of author A.J. Jacobs, as he enjoys a 3D-printed dining experience at his home, revealing what place this technology will have on a commercial level in the coming years. Everything from their eating utensils to the candlesticks were 3D printed.
Spoiler alert: 3D-printed pizza is on the menu.
Miles O’Brien is a veteran freelance broadcast and web journalist who focuses on science, technology & aerospace. He is the Science Correspondent for PBS NewsHour, and a regular correspondent for the PBS documentary series FRONTLINE and the National Science Foundation Science Nation series. For nearly seventeen of his thirty years in the news business, he worked for CNN as the Science and Space Correspondent and the anchor of various programs, including American Morning.
You can view his entire playlist of features HERE.