BOOK REVIEW: Fabricated: The New World of 3D Printing by Hod Lipson and Melba Kurman

Review by Rachel Ehrenberg

By Science News, 08:43 AM February 21, 2013

The first chapter of Fabricated is set a few decades in the future: In your kitchen a 3-D printer outfitted with food cartridges cooks up breakfast, while across the street a giant printing nozzle oozes out the concrete foundation of a new home. At work, you’re investigating the bioprinting black market, wherein counterfeiters sell sloppily printed organs for transplants. The scenario seems farfetched, but Lipson and Kurman make a compelling case that some version of it is not far off.

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