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Thursday, December 13, 2012


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I'd really love to get my SL wedding ring 3D printed, especially since my husband and I met in SL, married in SL and in RL, and we're still married and still very much in love. Our rings in SL were custom-designed by Jackal Ennui in 2007, and our real life wedding rings are similar to the SL rings, though not nearly as beautiful as the ones Jackal made for us. Thanks for the story. This is definitely something to think about.

Connie Arida

I will go out on a limb and say 3D printing will be bigger than we imagine. A vague prediction I know :)

JoJa Dhara

Great article!!! Hope more will be motivated to create for tge virtual worlds and printed out for real :-) Maxi you rock!!!

Csven Concord

Still wish that LL made it easier for people to convert their inworld creations into the data necessary to fab parts.

It's been a long time now since I first got an SL creation into my CAD system. Why LL doesn't have an "Export to .STL" (or .obj or .STEP or whatever) seven years later is beyond me.

Tiffy Vella

This is very inspiring, and not as cost prohibitive as I'd have imagined. Thankyou!

Pussycat Catnap

I think it was in sfgate, if not some other online paper I read... on a list of the top 10 Christmas gifts for kids... a 3D Printer...

Tagline something like "forget legos and logblocks, get your kid the gift to really free up the imagination."

Followed by a low price of $2500 or so...

I was like... /1%ers need to get outta my news. :P

That said in a few years this will probably be something so cheap we'll all go down to Best Buy and get one for free as part of the deal in a new discount laptop... :P
(like my last printer...)


3D printing is teetering on the bleeding edge and ready to fall over into the masses. The playing field will level out when two things happen: there will be inexpensive 3D plastics printers on every desktop, and commercial grade 3D metals printers in box store locations. Once that happens, every WalMart around the globe will suddenly become bulk materials warehouses.


This is so cool, I'm so obsessed with 3D printing and all we have is the Replicator 2 from Makerbot (which is pretty rudimentary). Can't wait to see this technology take off!


This is cool, I love Maxi's stuff inworld and would definitely be interested in having the real version of this necklace to add to my collection!

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