Editor-at-Large
Bob has been a technology journalist, publisher, editor, PR and marketing executive for most of his professional life. He has been the publisher and editorial director of several magazines serving the telecommunications industry. He also served as vice president of marketing for phone company Network One, and spent several years with Todman-Simon Productions and Lorimar Television developing motion pictures and TV shows.

 

Articles

3D Printers Tailor Made for "Localism"

If we start to downscale our activities and rebuild fine-grained local networks of economic interdependency, as some analysts predict, 3D printers will be among the more important tools enabling the transformation.

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Whiz Kids are 3D Printing's Future

Just 75 feet from a Maker Faire seminar about "The Future of 3D Printing," we ran into the real future of 3D printing: Andy Giles (12) and Callum Welsh (12), in the Bay Area RepRap booth...

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Building Human Organs With XNA Based 'Glue' and 3D Printers

Researchers from the University of Texas at Austin say strands of DNA can act as a glue to bond together 3D printed materials which might someday be used to grow tissues and organs in a... [read more]

Gartner: Early Adopters of 3D Printing Could Gain Competitive Advantage

Gartner reports that early adopters can experiment with 3D printers with minimal risk of capital or time, possibly gaining an advantage in product design and time to market over their competition.

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Bay Area Maker Faire 2013 Gallery

Photos taken in the 3D Printing Pavilion of the 2013 Bay Area Maker Faire.

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