3D Printing Is The Future

3D Printing Is The Future

3D printing has officially moved from science fiction into our homes. People use the technology to prototype business ideas, create household items, and even develop avant-garde fashions. But perhaps the most striking impact of 3D printing tech is our ability to simply print objects rather than buy them. This playlist explains the science behind 3D printing, then demonstrates its potential by highlighting real people and the products they made with MakerBot printers.

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Key Facts In This Video

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    The Coolest Cooler was made using MakerBot 3D printers. (0:27)

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    The Coolest Cooler's Kickstarter project had a goal of $50,000, but received $13.2 million in funding. (1:23)

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    Watch the Coolest Cooler blend a drink: (2:03)

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