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3D printing an entire country

Posted by on Jul 21, 2014

Micro CADD Services (MCS), a full-service engineering firm in the Middle East, has 3D printed one of the world’s largest models of an entire country, Bahrain.

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Paper vs. Plastic, professional vs. hobby: Which 3D Printer is Best for Education?

Posted by on Jul 14, 2014

Whether you’re educating university students in design, architecture and fine arts or PhD candidates in the most advanced engineering programs, you have a wide range of 3D printers and technologies to choose from. It’s tempting to immediately gravitate to 3D printers you hear a lot about in the media. And the low initial purchase prices of plastic-based hobby-grade 3D printers certainly make them interesting.

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How low-cost 3D printing saved a high-performance slot car business

Posted by on Jul 7, 2014

Long before auto racing came to video games, there were slot cars. And now, even long after the video games made their splash, there are still slot cars with rabid enthusiasts around the world.

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July’s Mcor Model of the Month

Posted by on Jul 1, 2014

What’s colourful, rubbery, safe and low cost? July’s Mcor Model of the Month!

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Define 3D Printing Innovation

Posted by on Jun 30, 2014

It strikes me as ironic that in an industry claiming to enable virtually limitless end user innovation, there actually seems to be very little real manufacturer innovation. Think about the numerous 3D printer manufacturers out there, both large and small, with many launching daily on Kickstarter…there are only a handful of different technologies spread among all of those companies. Many are copies of others, changing some small aspect of the technology as to avoid patent infringement lawsuits that are so prevalent in the industry.

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