[EAS] The Third Industrial Revolution

Peter J. Kindlmann peter.kindlmann at yale.edu
Wed May 2 03:16:34 EDT 2012

Dear Colleagues -

Note the header "Special report: Manufacturing and innovation" -- 
that's a drop-down menu that gets you to the other sections of the 

Here is another of those interesting reports on important but 
underappreciated topics for which I like The Economist. This about 
the advances in additive manufacturing, building up parts or 
prototypes by two- and three-dimensional "printing." Cars won't be 
manufactured that way anytime soon, but it is a fascinating enabler 
for entrepreneurs on smaller scales.

And a related fascinating enabler, for entrepreneurial funding, is Kickstarter:

There are indeed the stirrings of a new kind of industrial revolution.


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