iCandy: You 3-D Printed What?

Cars, clothes, guns—and even body parts—at the press of a button

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iCandy: You 3-D Printed What?
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The tried-and-true shape of the acoustic guitar could soon give way to other configurations as designers follow in the fret—or rather, footsteps—of 3D Systems, which has built a visually arresting instrument out of $3000 worth of plastic and an ornamental steel plate. Having proved that plastic will stand up to the string tension, the designers are playing around with other configurations they hope will please the ear as much as the eye.

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