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Yoda helps explain the latest technology innovation

The force is strong with this technology… Although 3D printing is still in its infancy stage, the rate that it is evolving is astounding. At first, 3D printing was used for rapid prototyping in design visualization and development. The technology has arrived to the point where it can now be used for final part production, printing circuitry, and even artificial bone structures. This article illustrates the detail and intricate geometries that are possible with this technology, and it is getting better everyday. Almost every industry can benefit from additive manufacturing in one way or another. Experts are constantly discovering new applications such as printing “smart” wings for UAVs, printing organs and prosthetic limbs, and of course printing Yoda figures (my favorite)!

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All finished: And so Yoda is complete, down to the smallest details of his little green head

Thanks Yoda, you are very wise!

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Do you love Minecraft?

If you love Minecraft, the sandbox indie video game, then you will definitely love Mineways. The Mineways program lets you interactively select a model from a Minecraft world map and have a 3D printing service make the model real. You don’t need your own 3D printer, all you have to do is to upload your file and wait for your model to arrive! Imagine seeing that complex structure you spent hours (maybe days) creating in the cyberspace realm be brought into real life! 3D printing technology has found a lot of traction in the video game industry, such as printing World of Warcraft character models for dedicated fans. If you have a nerdy friend that you want to surprise, get a hold of something they spent days building in cyberspace and make it tangible for them! Best friend ever!

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