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August 29, 2013 AT 9:00 am

3D Printing at the London Design Museum #3DThursday #3DPrinting

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3D Printing at the London Design Museum, via Fabbaloo:

If you happen to be in London, head to the south end of Tower Bridge, follow a narrow alleyway and you’ll soon be at the London Design Museum. It’s by no means the biggest museum in London, but it is the one with a pretty decent presentation of additive manufacturing on display this year.

You’ll be tantalized in their lobby, where they have a display of 3D printed Fonts. Yes, Fonts. The formerly 2D shapes have been extruded and twisted into various cool shapes.

…Inside the exhibition proper, you will see a basic fablab in operation, staffed by a couple of expert operators. The fablab includes (as you see above) a MakerBot Replicator 2 and a Form 1 resin 3D printer. They’ve also got a laser cutter, printer and other small manufacturing equipment.

…Beyond the fablab there are numerous displays of fine 3D printed pieces, such as a table of smaller items, which includes a fantastic 3D printed lung at the top….

See more photos of Fabbaloo’s visit here!

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