"You've heard of open source software, but what about open
"It's closer than you think, says Econz software engineer Vik
"Speaking at a New Zealand Computer Society event last week on
the future of computing, Olliver pointed out that stereolithography
already allows three-dimensional printing of tangible objects. It
works by making models of CAD drawings, compiled from multiple
layers of plastic in patterns set by lasers. Ceramic objects can
also be created.
"That brings to mind the concept of open source hardware,
Olliver says. 'One day, I may be able to print my own PC...'
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