ponoko’s newest board advisor chris anderson, editor-in-chief of wired magazine

ponoko, the virtual manufacturing pioneer which claims itself to be ‘the world’s easiest making system’, was founded back in 2007 by dave ten have and derek alley, and its ‘ponoko personal factory™ software’ has already been used by designers, micro-businesses and DIY manufacturers making over 100,000 products. the company recently expanded its advisory board with the addition of wired magazine’s editor-in-chief chris anderson who joins existing members graham hill, treehugger.com founder; fred durham, co-founder and CEO of cafepress.com; and ross stevens, designledfutures co-founder.

currently, anderson is also writing a book on the forthcoming manufacturing revolution and is the founder of DIYdrones and 3D robotics, an open source robotics company. he will have no shares in the company, nor will he receive any remuneration for his role.

‘I am a robotics geek, I love making things, and for me, ponoko is one of the inventors of the future of manufacturing and the new industrial revolution,’ said anderson upon becoming a board advisor.

chris anderson joins ponoko advisory board ponoko advisory board members (clockwise from top left): ross stevens, designledfutures co-founder; david ten have and derek elley, founders of ponoko; graham hill, treehugger.com founder; fred durham, co-founder and CEO of cafepress.com.

ponoko has digital making hubs in oakland, calfiornia; berlin; milan; london; and wellington, new zealand. CEO david ten have characterizes ponoko as a making software platform company and not a 3D printing bureau. ‘we set up ponoko to change the world we live in. we foresee a time where technology gives us all the power to create and make any product we need on-demand. right now we’re moving into the really exciting phase of how this will happen.’

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