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Getting Started with 3D Carving by Zach Kaplan

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Chapter 9. What’s Next

You’ve started. I hope you continue the momentum.

I believe that the world of physical product design and manufacturing is at the beginning of a major transition. It’s a transition that began when the first computer was connected to a milling machine in the 1950s. An industry shift began in 2009, and history began repeating itself. Throughout history, a technology starts out being very expensive. It begins its lifecycle in the possession of companies that can afford to pay large sums of money to have the technology developed and, oftentimes, customized to their specifications. Over time, the technology becomes standardized and less expensive. Eventually, when it’s inexpensive enough, hobbyists begin using it. If useful ...

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