Materials for 3D printing are no longer limited to plastics and metals. And 3D printing is not happening only in garages or nifty service salons. European Staples stores will now be able to make a 3D paper model of just about anything. Yes, the revolution is maturing from the garage to the big box stores. You can take a photo of any object with your smartphone – yes, 2D – and upload it to the office supply megastore and they’ll make it for you out of the same material they’ve peddled for years: paper. They recently made a deal with MCor to put one of their UK-made, Iris True Color 3D in each of their office supply stores.
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This article, written by Ben Vickery, for MEP's Manufacturing Innovation Blog chronicles the rise of additive manufacturing and what it may mean for the future of product innovation.
If you read manufacturing publications, you may have come across an article about additive manufacturing. This topic is becoming more prevalent and many industry experts believe that additive manufacturing will become an important part of the American manufacturing economy.