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Wired magazine editor and bestselling author Chris Anderson takes you to the front lines of a new industrial revolution as today’s entrepreneurs, using open source design and 3-D printing, bring manufacturing to the desktop.  In an age of custom-fabricated, do-it-yourself product design and creation, the collective potential of a million garage tinkerers and enthusiasts is about to be unleashed, driving a resurgence of American manufacturing.  A generation of “Makers” using the Web’s innovation model will help drive the next big wave in the global economy, as the new technologies of digital design and rapid prototyping gives everyone the power to invent — creating “the long tail of things”.

About the Author

CHRIS ANDERSON is the editor in chief of Wired, which he has led to multiple National Magazine Award nominations, as well as winning the prestigious top prize for General Excellence in 2005, 2007, and 2009. In 2009, the magazine was named Magazine of the Decade by the editors of AdWeek. He is the co-founder of 3D Robotics, a fast-growing manufacturer of aerial robots, and DIY Drones. Anderson is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Long Tail and Free: The Future of a Radical Price. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Table of Contents

 

 

Part One  The Revolution

   1. The Invention Revolution    

   2. The New Industrial Revolution   

   3. The History of the Future    

   4. We Are All Designers Now    

   5. The Long Tail of Things    

Part Two. The Future

  6. The Tools of Transformation    

         Four Desktop Factories    

  7. Open Hardware     

  8. Reinventing the Biggest Factories of All     

  9. The Open Organization    

 10. Financing the Maker Movement    

 11. Maker Businesses    

 12. The Factory in the Cloud    

 13. DIY Biology    

Epilogue  The New Shape of the Industrial World    

Appendix: The 21st Century Workshop

Getting started with CAD  

Getting started with 3-D printing 

Getting started with 3-D scanning 

Getting started with laser cutting  

Getting started with CNC machines 

Getting started with electronics    

Acknowledgments    

Notes    

Index    

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307720955
Author:
Anderson, Chris
Publisher:
Crown Business
Subject:
General Business & Economics
Subject:
Business - General
Subject:
Business-Start Up Business
Series Volume:
How 3-D Printing, th
Publication Date:
20121031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
7 BandW PHOTOS
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
9.6 x 6.4 x 1 in 1.125 lb

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