emachineshop.com did rile up some company cadsters. Imagine not having to pay for cad software and then... getting the parts without a trip to a machine shop or using your company's machine shop. "Outrageous?"
Another upsetting thig to do in a company is to stop buying Microsoft Office. Start supplying Open Office.
Open source 3D printer/fabricator - rock on!
I'm soo looking to get into serious hobby robotics, product design, and rapid prototyping. I love this open source 3D printer that Cornell came up with - it would be great for schools and it's MUCH cheaper than a Stereo-Lithography machine. Beyond that, it makes for a great cheap way for small companies (especially in developing economies) to create physical models of their ideas. I can see garage fab-labs with this, printable electronic circuits and other similar simplified devices.
Anyone do rapid prototyping and see major problem with this open-source 3D printer/fabricator?