Rapid Ready Roundup: RAPID 2013, NAMII, and Minecraft

In the course of my diligent efforts to keep you good people up to date on the state of additive manufacturing (AM), I come across many interesting news items. I’ll gather them up every so often and present them in a Rapid Ready Roundup (like this one). You can find the last Roundup here.

Let’s start today’s Roundup with some news about RAPID 2013. The Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG) has put out a call for speakers for next year’s RAPID. Interested parties can click here to submit an abstract. Speaking as an attendee, last year’s RAPID was a great chance to network with professionals in AM industry. Continue reading

FigurePrints Brings Fun to 3D Printing

 Ask any geek what World of Warcraft (WoW) is and you’ll probably be treated to either raves or rants. Briefly put, WoW is a multiplayer online video game in which players create characters to take part in fantasy genre adventures. Each character can be created with different features and can be clothed and equipped differently, resulting in an individual character that can look much different from ones controlled by other players.

Blizzard Entertainment, the company behind WoW, has further tapped into their customer base’s imagination by releasing sculpted plastic figurines of common character types. This created a broad range of figures that appealed to a mass interest. FigurePrints instead caters to the individual.

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