by General Fabb
Chief Correspondent Carolyn Jarvis of Canada's Global TV presented a very comprehensive look at today's state of 3D printing on their current affairs show, "16x9". We bring this to your attention as this is perhaps the most mature examination of the technology we've recently seen by the media, which recently has tended towards the spectacular, outrageous and outright incorrectness. Not so in this video.
In the 13 minute video, Jarvis not only explains how the technology works, but visits several key figures in today's 3D printing industry.
Dr. Anthony Atala of the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Technology explains the current state of bio-printing, with a focus on printing human organs.
Cornell's Dr. Hod Lipson explains some of the more unusual uses of 3D printing that have developed since the advent of industrial prototypes some twenty years ago.
Bre Pettis, CEO of MakerBot, explains the process of public education his company has undertaken by opening a retail store in New York City for the public to view 3D printers and 3D printed objects.
Cody Wilson, spokesman for Defense Distributed, and also named one of the most dangerous people in 3D printing, explains his view on 3D printed weaponry. Wilson also demonstrates printing the critical lower receiver piece of the AR-15 rifle and even fires it on camera. It lasts for eleven rounds before failing.
The video also includes clips of many amazing 3D printed feats, such as the Urbee 3D printed car, chocolate printing and printing unborn children.