“About as big as a case of beer,” how a German newspaper described current desktop 3D printers in its recent examination of “direct manufacturing,” with profiles of MakerBot and Shapeways.

(Beer CAST en gross.)


BAUFACHFRAU e.V. is an education nonprofit for women builders in Berlin, and Ideentischlerei is their interesting idea of “ideas cabinet-making” or “ideas joinery.” Tischler, the German word we translate as “cabinet maker,” actually means “table maker,” so the word also carries the association of sharing ideas across a table.

(Ee DAY en TISH ler eye.)

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