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2013
Filabot prototype (via Kickstarter)   News about 3D printing can be found just about anywhere nowadays as long as there is progress to be mentioned on its already-innovative way of providing rapid, in-home manufacturing to those lucky enough to afford one. Though extremely useful, in retrospect, 3D printing does not entirely address environmental concerns on the copious use of plastics found in most everyday products. Though several 3D printers do accept the use of PLA, a biodegradable pla ...
3Doodler in the background. Modified rubber duck showing what it can do in mid air. (via 3Doodler Kickstarter page)   3Doodler is the world’s first 3D printing pen. The project was started by WobbleWorks, an emergent toy company hailing from Boston, MA. After holding back from an initial launch date in December of 2012, the 3Doodler team was able to improve the quality of their original design and locate a manufacturing partner in China to bring the doodler pen’s 3D printing ca ...
Two 3D printed cases. (via Makerbot)   Nokia has recently become the first major phone company to embrace the oncoming age of 3D printing. Through an online blog, John Kneeland, a Nokia Community & Developer Marketing Manager, has stated that in addition to the extra shells available for purchase, customers may now download the case specs for free and print them. Of course, anyone trying to do this will need their own 3D printer, or at least access to one, but this is a great step forw ...

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