Absolut Downloads: It Is Already Happening at Ponoko

While we talk about the promise of downloadable designs, it in fact is already happening, Ponoko (previously on TreeHugger here) does it all: designers can upload their flatpack designs, purchasers can buy them and shops are hired to laser-cut them out. They call it "the world's first personal manufacturing platform. It's the online space for a community of creators and consumers to use a global network of digital manufacturing hardware to co-create, make and trade individualized product ideas on demand."

You can download the wine rack shown above as an example of how it works. ::Ponoko and ::In An Absolut World Everything is Downloadable

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