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Airfreight must avoid another ZapMail

By Brandon Fried on May 2, 2013

To understand the future of 3D printing, you only need to know the story of ZapMail.

In 1984, Federal Express introduced a service called ZapMail, which guaranteed delivery of a document anywhere within two hours. This was done not with faster planes but by using fax machines communicating in a closed network owned by the company.

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