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Welcome to the exciting world of 3D Printers!

by Blogger on ‎04-12-2014 12:29 PM - last edited on ‎04-14-2014 02:53 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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There has been a lot of talk about 3D printers lately. They’re slowly gaining in popularity and power, with people figuring out interesting new things to use them for all the time. They’re pretty cool gadgets whether you’re using them for fun, for learning, or as tools to help you do new and creative things. There is a lot of variety 3D printers and a lot of innovation happening all the time so it can seem a little intimidating at first but if we take our time and explain things clearly, you’ll see that they’re actually fairly straightforward gadgets to understand and once you do you’ll have a world of possibilities in arm’s reach.

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3D Printing is the future of creativity

by Blogger on ‎01-16-2013 04:51 PM - last edited on ‎06-26-2013 01:31 PM by Administrator

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The incredible thing about the digital revolution, including 3D printing, is how it has democratized creation. Sounds fancy, but what it means is that ordinary people like you and I can make our stuff. Think about it: back in the 80s the revolution was called “Desktop Publishing”... it took the process of printing pictures, documents, books, and posters (along with a whole lot of other stuff) out of the hands of an exclusive group of professionals, and let regular people make what they wanted, when they wanted. It started out rough, with dot matrix printers jamming pins against strips of ink, but has evolved into today’s photo-ready laser and inkjet models that can rival some of the professional jobs out there.

 

And then we had the digital imaging and digital video revolution in the 90s and early 2000s with the creation of the digital camera, DV camcorder, and readily available editing software. Garage Band turned everyone and anyone into a musician and producer. These amazing advances haven’t destroyed high quality professional work, they’ve just made it easier for more people to become involved in the process of creation.

 

That’s where 3D printers come in. The future of creation is here, and it fits on your desk.

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CES 2013: 3D Printing

by Blogger on ‎01-14-2013 08:30 AM - last edited on ‎01-14-2013 02:31 PM by Retired Administrator

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Future Shop has been a great place to buy printers since the start of desktop publishing. They’ve had every major model of popular printer from Canon, Epson, Lexmark, and Brother. And while printing is going to continue to be an important part of what we all do with computing, it’s time to take it to the next dimension. Literally. It’s time for Future Shop to start carrying 3D printers. 

 

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