The New Industrial Revolution: How Web Innovation Models Are Transforming Manufacturing
Carl Bass, President & CEO, Autodesk
in conversation with Chris Anderson
Chris Anderson has served as editor in chief of WIRED since 2001. Under his leadership, the magazine has garnered nine National Magazine Awards and 19 additional nominations and has won the prestigious top prize for General Excellence three times. In 2010, AdWeek named WIRED the Magazine of the Decade. Anderson is the author of two New York Times best sellers, The Long Tail and Free: The Future of a Radical Price, both of which are based on influential articles published in WIRED. He is also a cofounder of 3D Robotics, an open source robotics company. Before joining WIRED, he was a business and technology editor at The Economist. He began his media career at the two premier science journals, Nature and Science. In 2007, Anderson was named to the Time 100, the news magazine’s annual list of the world’s most influential people.
Carl Bass is CEO of Autodesk--the leader in 3D design, engineering, and entertainment software. He co-founded Ithaca Software, acquired by Autodesk in 1993, and holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Cornell University.
WIRED editor-in-chief Chris Anderson and Autodesk CEO Carl Bass discuss the future of 3D printing and how amateur designers may soon be able to easily tweak and create existing, resource-intensive products like furniture using simple, cost-effective tools.
Any industry that makes products from raw materials by the use of manual labour or machines and that is usually carried out systematically with a division of labour. In a more limited sense, manufacturing is the fabrication or assembly of components into finished products on a fairly large scale. Among the most important manufacturing industries are those that produce aircraft, automobiles, chemicals, clothing, computers, consumer electronics, electrical equipment, furniture, heavy machinery, refined petroleum products, ships, steel, and tools. See alsofactory; mass production.