Given the amount of enthusiasm people haves shown for this project with their wallets, it seems like the world wants an affordable 3D printer. I am of the persuasion that you get what you pay for, but if a printer can be successfully developed and work well for this price point, then it's a great breakthrough for the 3D printing market. I'd have to see it to believe it, though.
What should be the perception of a product’s real-world performance with regard to the published spec sheet? While it is easy to assume that the product will operate according to spec, what variables should be considered, and is that a designer obligation or a customer responsibility? Or both?
Biomimicry has already found its way into the development of robots and new materials, with researchers studying animals and nature to come up with new innovations. Now thanks to researchers in Boston, biomimicry could even inform the future of electrical networks for next-generation displays.
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