December 23, 2014

IT'S MAINSTREAM IF YOU'RE UNDER 30:

3-D printing moves toward mainstream (Deutsche Welle, 12/22/14)
 
Kathrin Winter carefully hangs a Christmas decoration on a fir tree standing in a pot in the corner of her store.

But the plastic stars and Christmas balls hanging on the tree are somewhat special. Instead of being made in a factory, Winter printed the ornaments herself on a 3-D printer in the 3-D store she owns together with her partner, Daniel Zimmermann.

The store, called Mr Make, opened recently smack-dab in the middle of the high street of Karlsruhe, a city in Germany's southwest.

"Most people have heard of 3-D printing," says Zimmermann, a computer scientist by trade. "But the average consumer still doesn't have a concept of what that actually means. So our idea is to make 3-D printing more accessible."

The 12-year old is making 3-D objects in middle school.

Posted by at December 23, 2014 5:09 PM
  

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