There’s a nice article over on the Verge today by David Pierce that takes an inside look at how Microsoft’s new tablet PC – the Surface, was created. What strikes me as unusual is the openness in which companies like Microsoft are now talking about 3D printing. In the past 3D printing was considered in many respects a ‘hush hush’ technology and many companies would try to hide the fact that they were using 3D printing, particularly from perceived competitors.

But as 3D printing has jumped into the mainstream over the last year, we now see the cloak of secrecy slipping away to reveal some very sleek 3D printers and prototypes inside those sterile rooms. And we are now hearing plainly and clearly how powerful this technology is in producing the next generation of leading consumer devices.

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