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3D Printing Comes Home for the Holidays

Christmas Day is almost here! The tree is loaded down with lights and crowded round with presents. Christmas crowds have been dodged to find the perfect gift, or possibly avoided altogether if you shopped online. Have some eggnog and a slice of fruitcake (does anyone actually eat that stuff?), and sit back to see what 3D printing is doing for the holidays.

In the spirit of peace on Earth and good will toward men, the ad agency BBH has been accepting donations for the homeless in the UK. As an added gift from Santa to those on the nice list, BBH was giving away snow globes to those who donate. One winner each day was randomly selected, and BBH would 3D print a replica of the winner’s home, using information gleaned from Google maps and streetview. BBH popped the replica in a snow globe, and created a unique thank you gift. Continue reading