eMachineShop
September 12th, 2005

Desktop fabrication is a rapidly emerging phenomenon. eMachineShop.com has created a system that allows you to design 3-D objects on your computer and have them manufactured and sent to you relatively quickly.

The concept is simple: Boot up your computer and design whatever object you can imagine, press a button to send the CAD file to Lewis’ headquarters in New Jersey, and two or three weeks later he’ll FedEx you the physical object. Lewis launched eMachineShop a year and a half ago, and customers are using his service to create engine-block parts for hot rods, gears for home-brew robots, telescope mounts – even special soles for tap dance shoes. “Designing stuff used to be just for experts,” Lewis says. “We’re bringing it to the masses.”

[via Wired]


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