A Beginners Guide to 3D Printing

Photo Credit: Subhashish Panigrahi
“A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.”
-Proverbs 17:22

By Catherine Austin Fitts

What is 3D printing and why is everyone making such a big fuss about it?

According to Wikipedia:

“3D printing is a process of making a three-dimensional solid object of virtually any shape from a digital model. 3D printing is achieved using an additive process, where successive layers of material are laid down in different shapes.  …It has been speculated that 3D printing may become a mass market item because open source 3D printing can easily offset their capital costs by enabling consumers to avoid costs associated with purchasing common household objects.”

This week, I’ll be joined by Onat Ekinci to discuss 3D printing and the revolution underway in fabrication technology.

Onat’s experience covers a wide range of areas including robotics, aerospace and energy — he is an engineer and founder of Innovation Rex.  Onat has a gift for understanding the multiple innovations that are reinventing the world around us. He’s prepared a special presentation on 3D printing and on the “3D ecosystem” which you can find in the subscriber section of this blog post.

In Let’s Go to the Movies, my pick is PBS Offbook’s introduction to 3D printing. Here it is!

In Money & Markets, the impact of the budget shutdown on the financial markets gives us lots to talk about.

I hope you’ll join us on the Solari Report.



  1. Hi Catherine,

    Looking forward to the 3D printing discussion you will have tonight.

    I was wondering if you would comment on the dollar in your markets segment. There are currency historians that believe, with an 80% chance, that the dollar will remain the reserve currency for at least another 20 years.

    A Chinese spokes person comment that their yuan couldn’t possibly replace the dollar as reserve currency for at least 25 to 40 years.

    If the dollar will remain the reserve currency for another one or two generations — this is going to affect all of our investments and the way we invest. (Especially precious metals.)


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