3D Printing, Guns, & Sex Toys: Q&A with 3D Systems CEO Avi Reichental


"Craftsmanship has been democratized, in the sense that anybody who can get a file can make a gun potentially from undetectable materials," says 3D Systems CEO Avi Reichental, "the reality is that you could have done it 10 years ago if you were a good machinist, but now you don't have to be a machinist you just need the file."

ReasonTV's Tracy Oppenheimer caught up with Reichental at the 2013 Milken Institute Global Conference in Beverly Hills, CA to discuss the present day realities and future possibilities of 3D printing.

Reichental notes that some of the more controversial items may fall in the realm of sex toys and pornography, but this is to be expected. "We live in a society that [has] lots of brightness, and there is also lots of darkness, and there are lots of shades of grey. My sense is that 3D printing is going to mirror and reflect all elements of society."

About 3 minutes.

Produced by Tracy Oppenheimer, camera by Alex Manning.

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