Is 3D Printing the Future of U.S. Manufacturing? Probably Is 3D Printing the Future of U.S. Manufacturing? Probably
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Is 3D Printing the Future of U.S. Manufacturing? Probably

by Meghan Neal

May 2, 2013
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Matterform's Indiegogo campaign for the product raised $330 thousand in the first three weeks—a pretty good indicator of the demand out there. (I mean, check out some of the awesome things people have made with 3D printers.)
 
They're not the only company in the hot emerging market. MakerBot unveiled its 3D scanner, the "digitizer," at SXSW last month. And just this week Shapeways, a 3D printing company based in Queens whose mission is "to bring 3D printing to everybody," announced a huge influx of funding.
 
"Today, 3D printing has taken the manufacturing industry by storm and everyone is talking about this groundbreaking technology," says the Shapeways blog. "President Obama even recently called out 3D printing as one of the important technologies that can bring manufacturing back to the USA."
 
Image via (cc) flickr user via Andrew Goldstraw
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