3D Printing is a Gateway Drug

3D printing is exciting to me, not because of its future for mass production (which is overhyped), but because it’s a gateway drug for the field of digital manufacturing in general. We are seeing more and more other processes going digital, and this wasn’t nearly as widespread before the explosion of 3D printers – along with their open source control hardware / software.

-Nick Pinkston, MAKE | What is the New Industrial Revolution?.