Returning to the Beginning: Enabling Craft Production Using 3DP

  • Andrew PotterEmail author
  • Jonathan Gosling
  • Michael Ryan


For many products craft-specialisation and craftworkers were once the principal means of production, but these approaches were largely eclipsed as a result of the Industrial Revolution and subsequent rise of mass-manufacturing. Recently there has been increased interest in the market for craft and artisan produced items, and in this chapter we examine how 3D printing can successfully contribute to new craft-based business ventures.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Cardiff Business SchoolCardiff UniversityCardiffUK
  2. 2.Cardiff School of EngineeringCardiff UniversityCardiffUK

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