The article was written by my former student and friend Mike Lamm. Mike is a reporter for the Decatur Daily Democrat.
This may be a somewhat desperate attempt to link the topic of this piece to academia, but after I read it, I couldn’t help but wonder how the folks who have done the R&D on these products might have described the nature of their work in progress reports or on grant applications—and, if any of them have been academics, how they might have done so in their self-reporting for their annual-evaluations or in their promotion and tenure documents.
Originally, I was going to re-post this piece with the title, “I Wonder If I Can Make These on My 3-D Printer.”
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