Chris Anderson: ‘Terry Gou’s Definition of 3D Printing is too Narrow’

(PersonalFactory) Chris Anderson told a recent “Technology Guru China Trip” held in Beijing that Terry Gou of Foxconn’s remarks about the 3D printer being a gimmick are too extreme, and his definition of 3D printing “is too narrow.”

Anderson said, “3D printers are not ready for mass production, it is for rapid prototyping. 3D printing is not mature, but we should not discredit the technology. “Although 3D printing couldn’t reach the same production capacity as traditional manufacturing, I think 3D printers give every ordinary person the ability to create.”

Anderson went on: “The 3D printer is not a technological revolution, but a social revolution. It gives individuals the ability to manufacture their own products. That is a revolution.”