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3D printing comes to Chicago
Visitors at The 3D Printer Experience in River North can have their body scanned while a tiny machine assembles a small plastic replica of their head in a half an hour. They also can design jewelry on a computer program wear it after a few quick minutes. Then there’s a display area where they can see a fully functioning violin, medieval-style chainmail glove or a slipper that looks like it once belonged on Cinderella’s foot--all made with the same kind of automated technology. It’s a lot like being beamed up to a “Star Trek”-like world of the science fiction future, right?
By Ryan Smith, @RyanSmithWriter,
May 9, 2013