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Slideshow: Technological Takeover in Philly
6/21/2013

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3D printing has a major presence at almost every tradeshow we attend, and Philadelphia was no different. I found this little guy at the Design Point Solutions booth.
3D printing has a major presence at almost every tradeshow we attend, and Philadelphia was no different. I found this little guy at the Design Point Solutions booth.

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Elizabeth M
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Fascinating stuff
Elizabeth M   6/21/2013 6:34:46 AM
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Cool slideshow, Jenn, especially some of the 3D printed stuff...I can't imagine wearing 3D printed running shoes one day, but who knows...it could happen! If they can make a nose and other body parts work, why not shoes?

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big fun
NadineJ   6/21/2013 12:59:12 PM
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Of course, I saw the picture before I read the title.  My first thought was, "Is it time for the Toy Fair in NY already??  This looks like a lot of fun. 

Do the materials from BlueStar Silicones feel as realistic as they look?  That can take Halloween to a whole new level!

Ann R. Thryft
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Comfy-looking shoes
Ann R. Thryft   6/21/2013 1:50:31 PM
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Custom-designed running shoes that fit your own feet and are made of the right kind of plastic sounds like a great idea to me. And that's one of the best points about low-end consumer 3D printing, is its ability to make custom-designed stuff. The comfiest shoes I ever had fit like a glove, were made out of a lightweight rubber/plastic of some kind, and felt like they weren't there.

Rob Spiegel
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DN's M&Ms
Rob Spiegel   6/21/2013 4:37:21 PM
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Nice slide show, Jenn. My personal favorite at the show were the M&Ms imprinted with DN Rocks! 1M PVs! that translates into: one million page views, which we received in April. Can't believe that got all that on a tiny M&M.

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Re: DN's M&Ms
a.saji   6/21/2013 11:52:49 PM
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@Phil: How about doing a 3D version of this ? a 3D print out atleast. 

Charles Murray
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Re: big fun
Charles Murray   6/22/2013 4:58:19 PM
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I agree, Nadine. 3D printing seems to be at it's best in the creation of toys. When 3D printing starts to reach homes, I could see countless parents using it to make action figures for their kids. This also makes me wonder if Mattel has thought about creating a 3D printing package for consumers to make their own Barbie dolls.

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Re: Comfy-looking shoes
Charles Murray   6/22/2013 5:12:52 PM
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I could imagine big families buying one of these printers to make shoes for their kids -- gym shoes, dress shoes, sandals, soccer, baseball and football cleats. It's a big upfront investment, but if it makes good shoes, it might be worth it.

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Re: Comfy-looking shoes
Debera Harward   6/22/2013 5:21:43 PM
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Thanks Jennifer for such an informative slide show , Charles you are absolutely correct 3D printing is most common among children toys and there will come a time in near future when children will just be playing with 3 D Printed toys and those whi can afford will buy 3D printers themselves to print toys for there children .

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far911   6/23/2013 3:55:18 AM
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Wow, imagine concept artists collaborating with designers to use 3D printing for coming up with new ideas and realising them. It'd be very exciting. 

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Bluestar Silicones
Charles Murray   6/23/2013 5:08:15 PM
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The silicone hands nd face from BlueStar are creepily real.

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