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Everything You Need to Know About 3D Printing

3D printing is an amazing new technology that has so much power to change the world! For example, the medical industry is using 3d printing technology to create organs and body parts. People are making edible food like pizza and chocolate with 3d printers. (Can 3d printing stop world hunger?) The fashion industry is creating clothing and jewelry with 3d printers. The possibilities seem endless!

If you’re not yet familiar with 3D printing technology, Mashable.com has an awesome article and video with all the basics you need to know.

3D Printing: Everything You Need to Know in 2 Minutes [mashable.com]
3D printing is changing the way we produce objects, from tools and toys, to clothing, and even body parts. Recently, giant 3D printers in China were able to produce ten houses in just one day, and at a cost of less than $5,000 per house, proving just how time and cost efficient 3D printing can be.

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The Center for New Media at MxCC is your source for all news on emerging technology and communication trends. This blog was written by Randi Plake, program assistant for the Center for New Media. She is passionate about social media and will gladly talk your ear off about it.

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Middlesex Community College's Center for New Media is located in Middletown, CT.


The CNM offers innovative associate degrees in broadcast-cinema, graphic design, multimedia, and communication, as well as certificate programs in areas such as interactive entertainment, gaming, 3D animation, new media production, news and sports production, corporate media and web design.


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