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Changing How We Make and Deliver Smart Devices: When Can I Print Out My New Phone?
October-December 2011 (vol. 10 no. 4)
pp. 6-9

The research vision of printing physical devices has been around for a decade, and in research prototypes this vision is being realized. With fabrication laboratories (fab labs) emerging around the world and with more powerful modular computing platforms becoming available, the possibility of creating innovative smart devices and ubicomp products is becoming reality.

1. N. Gershenfeld, Fab: The Coming Revolution on Your Desktop–from Personal Computers to Personal Fabrication, Basic Books 2005.
1. N. Gershenfeld, Fab: The Coming Revolution on Your Desktop—from Personal Computers to Personal Fabrication, Basic Books 2005.

Index Terms:
fab labs, ubiquitous computing products, new products, pervasive computing, smart devices, 3D printers
Citation:
Albrecht Schmidt, Tanja Döring, Axel Sylvester, "Changing How We Make and Deliver Smart Devices: When Can I Print Out My New Phone?," IEEE Pervasive Computing, vol. 10, no. 4, pp. 6-9, Oct.-Dec. 2011, doi:10.1109/MPRV.2011.68
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