In the future, I envision wildly more modular and customizable phones. Perhaps in addition to our own beautifully-designed phones, we could sell some kind of phone template, and entrepreneurs the world over could build a local business on building phones precisely tailored to the needs of his or her local community. You want a waterproof, glow-in-the-dark phone with a bottle-opener and a solar charger? Someone can build it for you—or you can print it yourself!
This... is awesome. Seriously. Given the fact that phone cases are stupid expensive, 3D printers could really decrease prices in the future - and heck, if you have access to one, it'd be an easy way to make a design that's one of a kind. It's simple, but I think this is a very cool use for 3D printers.
Yeah, great idea and shows that Nokia still is trying to think outside the box.
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We have already discussed the use of a 3D printer to print out own custom phone cases, I am not sure why Nokia would have to take part in this at all seeing as it only takes 1 person out there to create the file with dimensions that you download and print. It is nice of Nokia for being the one to do it but anyone in the 3D printing community could do it.
I would be much more interested in Nokia releasing the file to print the actual phone enclosures! Sure it would take a savvy person and probably a voiding of the warranty to remove your phone innards and install it in your printed case but imagine the possibilities. You don't like the color of your lumia? You want a a phone with a BUILT IN case not one you can remove? These are great possibilities but of course Nokia won't help anyone void their warranty willingly.
This is a great start though!
Dave_HH:Yeah, great idea and shows that Nokia still is trying to think outside the box.
Can you add artwork to a 3D printing job? (pictures or digital drawings)
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