This paper examines the potential impact of P2P file-sharing on manufacturing industries. It introduces `fabbers' which are 3d printers used today in rapid prototyping new products. It describes the impact of P2P file-sharing on the music industry and the industries responses to file-sharing. The paper identifies a nascent file-sharing community through an empirical analysis of the rapid-prototyping mailing list and argues that manufacturing industries will face similar challenges to those being faced today by the music and film industries.
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