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The future of consumer 3D printing: What's real, what's coming, and what's hype

The Buccaneer 3D printer. Courtesy of Pirate3D.

Oskar van Deventer used to dream up Rubik’s Cube-like puzzles so complex that they were physically impossible to make. The ones that were possible, he painstakingly crafted out of wood or plastic or spent weeks waiting for a manufacturing facility to get back to him with a prototype.Then he came across 3D printing and discovered he could print any design himself; even the previously impossible ones. Today, his 3D printed puzzles can sell for hundreds of dollars on sites like Shapeways.It’s an often-told story regarding the future of consumer 3D printing. Just dream up something — anything — and then you’ll be able to print it. That reality hasn’

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03 Oct
Brian Wassom @bdwassom
The future of consumer 3D printing: What’s real, what’s coming, and what’s hype http://t.co/wt0P1CMj4O
02 Oct
Shapeways @shapeways
RT @om: The future of consumer 3D printing: What's real, what's coming, and what's hype http://t.co/kVATiwNfKm