3D or not 3D?

By Peter Griffin In Technology

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31st January, 2013
The crush on the floor of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas was so great two people fell over behind me. I lurched forward with the crowd, memories of the Big Day Out mosh pit rushing back to me. What was all the fuss about? The unveiling of the iPhone 6? Was Mark Zuckerberg in the house? No. A 3D printer, the shape and size of a microwave, was sculpting something in front of us, tiny nozzles layering molten plastic resin that eventually took the shape of a black and red flower. This was the Replicator 2X, the newest 3D printer from US company MakerBot. It is designed for ...

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