3D Printing in the Wild

Kezia Lee Mintra:

i wish i could have been there it all sounds amazing i remember way back when i first heard bout this i only had facebook back then but i facebooked it with amazment and really thought the world would be amazed with me not one single comment happened i think people are starting to wake up to it now, to me the possibilities are endless

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Rubber duck in Hong Kong harbor. [courtesy Toys "R" Us (Asia)]

Rubber duck in Hong Kong harbor [courtesy Toys "R" Us Asia]

This past May, a 54-foot-tall inflatable duck floated into Hong Kong harbor, delighting the wide-eyed children and bringing grins to the faces of unsuspecting adults. Thousands came by, smartphones in hand, to snap a picture of themselves with the duck. A huge floating rubber duck is the kind of thing people want to remember.

But what if there were new ways to highlight an event like the Hong Kong duck, something beyond pictures? What if we could create an in-store retail experience that could help people capture the moment in new and exciting ways? And how could 3D printing be used to do it?

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3D Systems and Toys “R” Us Asia, with the support of the Fung Group, set out to find some answers. The goal was to explore how the unique capabilities of 3D printing could be used…

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