Printed objects on an employee's desk at 3D ­Systems

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Printed objects on an employee's desk at 3D ­Systems

David Brandon Geeting for Bloomberg Businessweek

3D Printing Is Getting Cool

Desk Decoration
Desk Decoration

Printed objects on an employee's desk at 3D ­Systems

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The Cube
The Cube

3D Systems' new $1,299 Cube printer

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Chain of Red
Chain of Red

Made with the Cube

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Medical Printing
Medical Printing

As prices of 3D printers fall, ­doctors and dentists are becoming customers

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Printed Ware
Printed Ware

Made with the Cube. As often happens with industrial-grade technologies, 3D printing has flowed downstream to consumers

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Purple Platform
Purple Platform

Dyed at 3D Systems' high-end modeling facility

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Finger Blossom
Finger Blossom

Software lets people design and customize objects on their PCs and then send them to a 3D printer like the Cube

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Frozen in Carbonite—er, Plastic
Frozen in Carbonite—er, Plastic
Bloomberg Businessweek writer Ashlee Vance as rendered by MakerBot