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Monday, July 20, 2015

3D Desktop Printing

Why Desktop 3D Printing Still Sucks

3D printing is an amazing technology, but the usefulness of desktop printers has been incredibly overhyped. Let's talk about why that is and how to improve it.

Lyndsey Gilpin | June 18, 2015

This time last year, the hype for desktop 3D printing was at an all-time high.
Though the technology is more than 30 years old, there was a surge in growth in 2014. Crowdfunding jump started startups in the space, companies like MakerBot and 3D Systems unveiled more affordable models at CES and other big tech conferences, and the maker community really latched on to 3D printing's democratizing, open-source mission.


<more at; related links: (3D Printing Sucks: 5 Problems With 3D Printing and How to Fix Them) and (Why 3-D Printing Isn't Like Virtual Reality. January 27, 2012)>

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