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Discussion:  3D printers, now available for use in your home, can print real objects just like regular printers print documents.  The CEO of 3D Systems Corp states that, “if you dream it, if you think it, you can print it.”  The printers print objects one layer at a time, fusing the layers together as it prints.  The printers are extremely efficient because there is no waste, and now they are also accessible to the consumer population, costing about $1300 each.

Source:  CNN News

Date:  Added March 31, 2012


Discussion Questions:  

  • Could 3D printing eventually replace the mass manufacturing of goods?
  • How might 3D printing change the fashion world?

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