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The following press and web articles are in rough chronological order of their appearance, most recent first:
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- Article in the Telegraph on RepRap and other 3D printers.
- Article in Tech Republic
- Article in Publico (in Spanish)
- Interview with Adrian on http://groaction.com
- Article featuring RepRap about 3D printing in PC Pro magazine
- Article about 3D printing in the Daily Telegraph featuring RepRap
- Article about 3D printing in the Economist featuring RepRap
- File:RepRap-Radio-4.mp3 Interview with Adrian Bowyer about RepRap on BBC Radio 4 The World This Weekend 2 October 2011
- Feature on RepRap on Australian TV
- Interview with Adrian Bowyer on Dutch TV (in English).
- Article by Sabine Blanc on 3D printing and RepRap (in French).
- NewScientist special on 3D printing
- The Telegraph article by Shane Richmond
- BBC article by Rory Cellan-Jones
- Wall Street Journal article by Ben Rooney
- BBC World Service video about RepRap (Arabic)
- 3D-Drucker selbstgebaut (German)
- Article on 3D printing and RepRap in Капитал (in Bulgarian)
- New York Times article on 3D printing and RepRap
- Article on the impact of 3D printers including RepRap on the future of design
- RepRap article on BBC News discussing the capability of 3D printers
- RepRap on the BBC World Service
- Article about legal implications of RepRap in PC World
- Article about RepRap and the law on V3
- Interview with Adrian Bowyer on V3
- Article at News Telegram
- Article on RepRap by Rafael Cabral in Portuguese
- New Scientist article on RepRap and its derivatives
- Article on open-source 3D printers in Design News
- New Scientist video featuring RepRap
- Article about using RepRap in secondary education.
- Article in the Israeli daily Calcalist on 3D printing, including RepRap (in Hebrew)
- Article in the Huffington Post about the economic and social implications of RepRap
- RepRap paragraph in Spanish on one of the leading newspaper in Argentina
- BBC article about the disruptive potential of RepRap
- Russian article on RepRap
- Article in the Guardian featuring RepRap
- article in CIO magazine on RepRap
- Article on RepRap in Korean
- Article in European Plastics News that includes stuff on RepRap.
- Interview with Adrian Bowyer at Open Business.
- Article on RepRap in the Free Software Magazine
- Article on 3D printing in the Independent, including RepRap
- Article on RepRap in The Times.
- Article on 3D printing (including RepRap) in Fast Company magazine.
- Article on RepRap in the Israeli Newspaper Hareetz (in Hebrew).
- Another RepRap article on The Register.
- RepRap comes first in Wired's Top 18 Geek News Stories of 2008
- Interview with Adrian Bowyer on BlogTalkRadio by Lucky Balaraman of The Magnum Group.
- The first half and the second half of an interview with Adrian Bowyer at Agricultural Innovations Inc.
- RepRap in the IEEE Spectrum Magazine
- Article on RepRap in Personal Computer World
- Article on RepRap and Fab@Home in the Indian magazine IT
- Article in the New Zealand Herald on many technical advances including RepRap
- Article on home 3D printing including RepRap in The Futurist by Tom Easton
- Article on 3D printing including RepRap by Jen Buley
- Make magazine's guide to open-source hardware, including RepRap
- Article on RepRap in Good Magazine
- Article on RepRap in PC World.
- Speculations by Adrian and others at Rapid Today.
- Article on RepRap in SEED Magazine by Matthew Power
- Article by Bruce Sterling in The Atlantic
- RepRap piece from The Daily Targum (from Rutgers)
- A rather woolly-sounding podcast interview with Adrian on The Future and You. Adrian says that the woollyness is entirely down to the cheapskate phone on his landing, and is no fault of the podcaster...
- Good RepRap summary in Engineer Live
- Feature article in The Guardian
- Article in the New Scientist
- Article in CIO magazine
- Article in Computer World
- Article in Socialist Standard
- Article in the Daily Telegraph
- Article in the Daily Mail
- Article in Channel 4 News
- Article in KIJK (in Dutch)
- Article in the Scotsman
- Article in Ingenioren (in Danish)
- Article in MSN News
- Article in New Zealand Yahoo
- Article in news-medical.net
- Article in Alpha Galileo
- Article in NanoWerk
- Article in the German Innovations Report
- Article on Scientific Blogging
- Article in Publico (in Spanish)
- The Bath University press release when we achieved replication
- "Open source 3D printer copies itself" an article in Computerworld featuring an interview with Vik.
- Article on 3D printing with a section on RepRap in The Independent by Mark Miodownik.
- Interview with Adrian on UK Future TV.
- David Greenfield on RepRap.
- RepRap at the London Science Museum; click here.
- CBC Radio interview with Adrian for their science programme Spark.
- Interview with Adrian about RepRap, Biomimetics, and other things at Material Beliefs.
- Interview with Adrian in PCFormat magazine.
- Article about Vik, RepRap and other good stuff in the New Zealand Herald.
- Radio interview with Adrian about RepRap on Austrian Radio ORF. (translated into German)
- Article on Desktop Factory, RepRap and Fab@Home in The Hindu.
- Article on fab@home and RepRap in the Guardian.
- Interview with Adrian on RepRap in Die Zeit (in German).
- Article on RepRap in Eureka Magazine. That link gets the whole magazine (7.5 MB); the RepRap article is on page 16.
- Daily Cup of Tech list RepRap and Fab@Home in its 24 Coolest Uses of the Open Source Model.
- Tomorrow world on RepRap at The Age.
- Фабриканты: От каждого по дизайну. каждому по репликатору Russian article on RepRap.
- Article on RepRap in New Electronics
- Article on RepRap by Matt Sparkes
- Article in The Sydney Morning Herald
- Guardian article on RepRap from 25 November 2006.
- Interviews with Adrian and others in the Institution of Mechanical Engineers' journal <it>Professional Engineering</it> about biomimetics, with a section on RepRap.
- Monochrom have a TV show that had an interview with Vik talking about RepRap. An excerpt of the show discussing RepRap can be downloaded in MPEG format (31MB download) or WMV format (23MB download -- higher quality). The full show is both bizarre and entertaining and is available on their web site.
- RepRap at the paraflows 06 - Annual Convention in Vienna (in German).
- Article reprinted from the Wall Street Journal, August 3, 2006. "3D Printers Reshape World of Copying", William M. Bulkeley
- [tt_news=661 Article in Industrie Magazin] (in German).
- The Free Range by Robert LaMarca - article in the March 2006 issue of Mechanical Engineering Magazine.
- Printcrime a short story about RepRap by Cory Doctorow, originally published in Nature on 12 January 2006.
- Online piece by David Pescovitz at salon.com.
- RP goes Open Source: article in MCAD Magazine (pages 60 - 61).
- Article in The Guardian.
- RepRap on CNN.
- Short piece at BoingBoing.
- Links at Makezine and reBang.
- Interview at The Speculist.
- Item at Responsible Nanotechnology (note that RepRap is not itself nanotechnology).
- Sceptical view of RepRap by Wohlers Associates, Inc.
- Item on WorldChanging.
- Article in Materials World.
- Article at Spacedaily News.
- Article in The Scotsman.
- Interview with Adrian at Non-Tech City.
- Article in New Scientist.
- RepRap on prw.com.
- RepRap on Vnunet.
- RepRap on Slashdot.
- Article in Live Science.
- The project featured in the BBC Radio 4 series Designs on Nature broadcast on Wednesday 16 March 2005.
- The Bath University press release.
- And finally, for our younger and more impressionable readers, there's: The Register...
- extruded-plastic-tubing: "The Future of 3D Printing"
And some of the fiction by Cory Doctorow...
- Printcrime by Cory Doctorow 2006. PrintCrime: audio version as read by Karen Roman. PrintCrime: the movie
- Makers by Cory Doctorow
Why I put out a press release at the start of the project
Some academics get a research grant and the next day put out a press release saying how their improved mousetrap is going to change the world. It almost invariably doesn't.
This is not something I (AB) would normally do; I like to finish a project, publish the results in a peer-reviewed journal, then tell everyone. Smug, or what? But that way I only look like the idiot I am, as opposed to a flash showman with no substance, as well as an idiot.
However - as the RepRap project has the potential to make a significant impact on society worldwide - it seemed to me that the only moral course when I started it was to put out a press release. You might reasonably ask why, given that potential impact, I didn't start a debate and only proceed with the project if the consensus was favourable. The answer is that that would only make sense if the project was something needing gargantuan resources like building a nuclear power station. That sort of project is tolerably easy to control and to restrain, just because of the enormous human, financial, and geographical stuff it needs. RepRap isn't like that: once the idea is out there, any individual with a workshop and a modest amount of cash can do it. So it would not be possible to stop the thing, even if the debate went against it. As RepRap seemed to me on balance to be good, my only rational course was to tell people and see what happened.
If it all goes Horribly Wrong, it's my fault...
Anyway, the press picked up the release with the articles above. The publicity also had the wonderful effect of bringing on board the group of tireless and selfless volunteers you see on the project's People Page.