"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."
Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-246) and index
The invention revolution -- The new industrial revolution -- The history of the future -- We are all designers now -- The long tail of things -- The tools of transformation : four desktop factories -- Open hardware -- Reinventing the biggest factories of all -- The open organization -- Financing the maker movement -- Maker businesses -- The factory in the Cloud -- 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