3D printing and the future of product design: Inside Quirky
(Credit: Sarah Tew/CNET)
How far can you get with a 3D printer and a dream?CNET photographer Sarah Tew and I took a tour of Quirky's new Manhattanoffices this morning. As depicted in her frankly great shots in the slideshow at thebottom of this post, we got a firsthand look at the inner workings of a serious,professional product development company.Normally I don't go in for facility tours. The articles that tend to result from suchthings too often take the appearance of marketing material. It was the promise of the chance to see how a real design company uses a 3D printer that drew me toaccept Quirky's invite.