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3D Printing Apps

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3D printing or additive manufacturing is a process of making three dimensional solid objects from a digital file. Today the 3D printing topic is hot!. Imagine a world where you can make anything you want, just by pressing “print”. Find out how 3-D printing apps works in this article.

3D printing apps

Could you imagine downloading a door knob as easily as the new Angry Birds game? Or printing off a spare bicycle part you found online? It could become an everyday occurrence, according to one of the pioneers of 3D printing.

3D printing ‘app stores’, where people download files for objects that can then be printed, could become as popular as Apple’s iconic application store, according to Paul Gately, the European head of 3D Systems.

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“People can now download spare parts as a [3D printing] file,” said Gately, speaking at Codex’s London Innovation Summit. “If you look at Apple’s app store and the growth of that and how its still growing – there’s no reason 3D printing can’t be like that.”

Gately predicted people would print off objects either at home on their own 3D printers or go to High Street shops to get their designs made. Rymens on the Strand already offers 3D printing to customers, while Asda has also dabbled in the technology.


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