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Focus On Technology: 3D Printing, What Is It Really?

Focus On Technology: 3D Printing, What Is It Really?

Written by David

May 26, 2019

I went to the theater recently and saw a typical raunchy comedy called Neighbors . Much to my surprise, I saw something I cannot remember ever seeing in a mass-marketed movie: a 3D scanner and 3D printer being used by the main characters in a funny circumstance. (For said circumstance, please watch the movie because it cannot be discussed here.) This made me realize that I was witnessing the total assimilation of 3D printing into popular culture, as it is now ubiquitous enough to be a funny joke in a low-brow comedy. Why is this important? There are many reasons to be sure, but what stuck out to me as someone who has used the technology for years is the accuracy and simultaneous lack of accuracy depicted in the film. For that I blame any and all magazines that tout 3D printing as a completely new revolution that will […]


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