In Pictures: The worst of 3D printing hype

Undoubtedly, 3D printing is a groundbreaking technology with the potential to change the world. However, the technology has been over-hyped lately, so much so that some experts anticipate consumers will be largely disappointed with the technology’s reality. Amid reports of some of the most important 3D printing projects, some projects over-state their potential, are too expensive to ever be practical, or are just plain useless.

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Miniature replicas of yourself Also in Japan, a photo-boot-like exhibit offered to 3D print a miniature replica of the people who enter the booth for a 3D scan. The dolls are produced in three sizes: 10cm, 15cm, and 20cm. But there is a catch – the prices range from $214 to $326 to $428.

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