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3D printing is a fascinating new technology and an exploding new market. The process involved is pretty basic actually. Heat up some plastic, and sort of like that Play-Doh Fun Factory you were so fond of as a kid, you extrude the melted plastic out to create objects of magnificence -- because you built it yourself... It all started back in 2007 when the first RepRap machine was built.  The idea behind RepRap was to design a machine that could build complex parts in three dimensions using extruded molten plastic and that machine could also "self-replicate" or build a copy of itself. Since then 3D printers of all types have emerged from the community, so we decided to reach out to a few of... Read more...
If you’re strolling down Mulberry Street in New York, there’s a new attraction to behold: a retail store featuring 3D printers, filament for printing 3D models, and treasures printed by MakerBot machines. The MakerBot store is the brainchild of MakerBot founder Bre Pettis, who said, “I have dreamed of opening this store ever since we started MakerBot. Technology like our Desktop 3D Printers has to be seen to be believed. The MakerBot Store is a utopia for creative explorers, and it’s full of MakerBot-made things that make perfect gifts.” MakerBot foudner Bre Pettis in the new store (Image credit: BetaBeat) The store will include MakerBot’s two new 3D printer... Read more...
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