The retail industries of the world may look very different in a decade thanks to 3D printing technology. While it isn’t yet a common occurrence to walk into your local Macy’s or Walmart, see an item you like, and subsequently press a button on one of the many 3d printers in-store to print their choice, many of the biggest retailers are already preparing for the revolutionary impacts that the technology will have on how we shop.  
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Written by: Abdul Rehman from 3dprinthq.com

3D printing is one of the most promising technologies of our era. However, if you’ve been considering it fit only for printing small plastic toys, you should probably reconsider because this technology has started to replace traditional manufacturing techniques in almost every industry. The fashion industry has recently embraced 3D printing and this technology is now the star of almost every fashion show. From dresses to necklaces almost every fashion item is now getting 3D printed.

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Written by: Damon Kayzee

Two years ago 3D scanners cost around $30,000.  Yesterday they cost around $3,000.  Today, they can be downloaded for free straight to your Smartphone.  Two apps, 123D Catch and Trimensional, are leading the way for free (or cheap) portable 3D scanners that yield impressive results.

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Written by: Damon Kayzee

3D printing and the automotive industry are no strangers.  The Urbee 2 is a fully 3D printed car scheduled for release to the public in two years.  BMW has been using 3D printers to help with designing cars.  But until the day when one can buy an Urbee 2, how can the general public take advantage of 3D printing for their personal automotive needs?   We at About3DPrinters have created a list of 5 ways that 3D printing can help your driving experience today.

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Written by: Damon Kayzee

3D food printers have already printed food out of chocolate, gummy material, and starch.  Soon food printers will be able to print out any meal you would like with customized nutrition.  Additionally, you will be able to design your food as professionally as the world's top chef.  Food printers will also make life easier for those with dietary restrictions.

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3D Printed Food
 
 
Written by: Damon Kayzee

Thingiverse is the free iTunes of 3D printing.  It is a website where users upload their own 3D designs for other people to download and print.  One of the best parts about this growing online community is that it's free! 

The creativity of the Thingiverse community is astounding, and new designs are uploaded every day.  About3DPrinters have compiled a list of 5 of the coolest new designs on Thingiverse...
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Written by: Damon Kayzee

Need a part for a project?  Looking for a new gadget? Want a custom toy?  Avoid the hassle of tracking down your specific product, go to your neighborhood Dreambox!  

Thanks to students at UC Berkeley, the world is one step closer to having 3D printing vending machines that will be able to... Read More
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Dreambox - 3D Printer Vending Machine

 
 
Written by: Damon Kayzee

Massive Dynamics Inc. (MSSD) has announced that it will enter into the fray as a 3D printer producer.  Massive Dynamics will be joining other major companies such as 3D Systems, Stratasys, and ExOne in a market that is characterized by growing profits and volatile stocks.
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Massive Dynamics
Oscar Hines, President of Massive Dynamics, said, "There is no more exciting business to pursue... 
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Written by: Damon Kayzee

3D printing stocks make frequent financial news headlines with their characteristic volatility.  Of late there have been significant percentage changes in both STRATASYS (SSYS) and 3D Systems (DDD) and many people are wondering what this means for investing in 3D printing stocks.  The answer: nothing.
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3D Systems (DDD)
For those hoping for a quick fortune, you most likely have to look elsewhere. But savvy investors see...
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Written by: Damon Kayzee

President Barack Obama recently gave an endorsement for 3D printing in his State of the Union making him the first major American political figure to do so.  In contrast, the Chinese government has been funding the development of 3D printing for over two decades.

China now has four major research centers working on... 
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China has a growing 3D printing industry.