A 3D 'print-off' in Paris (pictures)
3D print designers strut their stuff, offering further evidence of a nascent technology on the march.
3D print designers rendezvous
Indeed, MakerBot is on record saying that it wants to put a 3D printer in every school in the United States. Surgeons are making use of 3D printers. And airplane makers are now using 3D printing to produce certain parts. The pace of activity is such that the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas has decided that 3D printing warrants its own exhibit area at the show for the first time, a harbinger that this is a technology on the march.
Before then, however, industry participants gathered this week in Paris to share their latest advances at the 3D Print Show exhibition. Here's a sample of what went on.