The ABCs of 3D

What can’t 3D printers do? We’ve all heard news stories about 3D-printed food and medical prostheses—even cars and entire houses. But how does additive manufacturing, as it’s also known, really work? And how can an at-home hobbyist get started? Ira teams up with Makerbot’s Bre Pettis to present the ultimate beginner’s guide to 3D printing.

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Want to print your own Borromean Rings? Check out mathematician Laura Taalman’s designs on Thingiverse.

Segment Guests

Bre Pettis

Bre Pettis is CEO and co-founder of MakerBot Industries in Brooklyn, New York.

Laura Taalman

Laura Taalman is mathematician-in-residence at The Museum of Mathematics in New York, New York.

Meet the Producer

About Annie Minoff

Annie Minoff is a producer for The Journal from Gimlet Media and the Wall Street Journal, and a former co-host and producer of Undiscovered. She also plays the banjo.

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