Happy Valentine’s Day! Oh no… forget to get your significant other a gift? No problem … you can just 3D print something at Staples! Well… not yet, but one day soon, you’ll be able to 3D print Valentine’s Day gifts or anything else you can save as a CAD/CAM file with “Staples Easy 3D.” It’s a brand new program that will pilot in Belgium and the Netherlands. 3D printers read special computer design files and print objects one layer at a time. The tech is sometimes referred to as additive manufacturing and it’s the same technology President Obama mentioned last night in his State of The Union Address. 3D printing has the power to significantly change manufacturing the same way laser printers changed the paper printing business. This seems like a natural for Staples and I can’t wait until it hits the United States. I want to go to Staples, print a 3D object and say, “That was easy.”
Shelly Palmer Radio Report – February 14, 2013
Author: Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).