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3D print goes mainstream
Virgina Tech University has launched the “DreamVendor”, an interactive 3D printing station. Users simply need to bring a SD-media card containing the data for the 3D print out to the self-serve shop.
Why it matters
3D printing has featured in the news considerably in the past year, but it’s often considered as a tool that DIY-geeks, scientists or designers would have access to. This will change dramatically with 3D print shops popping up soon. To which extent will retail and production merge? And how will brands deal with this legally - now that even any solid object can be copied?
Michiel Cornelissens designed the “Pod à porter”, a jewellery-like iPod shuffle accessory. The ultra-light neckband is the “easiest way to wear music - even if you’re not wearing much” and promises no more wire-tangling of your earphones.
Samsung commissioned the famous French fashion designer Jean-Charles de Castelbajac to paint a giant mural for the launch of the its new tablet computer.