Open Source Pushes 3D Printers to Success

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https://www.linux.com – Open source is a key player in the 3D printing revolution. Whether or not desktop 3D printing is the forerunner of the "third industrial revolution," as Jeremy Rifkin and Chris Anderson have suggested, it's definitely one of the hottest tech trends around. Open source DIY hacker engineers, artists, and craft designers have led the surge on the low end while higher-end models are already being used in rapid prototyping and short-run, custom manufacturing. The market has been fueled by open source hardware communities, primarily the RepRap project and the MakerBot community. RepRap released (Hardware)