Engineers likely think of 2D and 3D in terms of product design and demonstrating what a product can do; artists likely see 2D and 3D in terms of art and showing it in a new light. Two different purposes, but both can appreciate 2D and 3D. From January 11-14, 2005, 30 2D and 3D images will be on display at Macworld Conference & Expo in San Francisco. The images will be chosen from among the entries to the 7th Annual Macworld Conference & Expo Digital Art Contest. To enter, send your digital art and an entry form by November 18. Go to www.macworldexpo.com/gallery.
An in-depth survey of 700 current and future users of 3D printing holds few surprises, but results emphasize some major trends already in progress. Two standouts are the big growth in end-use parts and metal additive manufacturing (AM) most respondents expect.
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