First Impressions – The 3D printer goes commercial

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November 21, 2013

THE 3D printer has gone commercial. Global toys retailer Toys ‘R’ Us ran off hundreds of 3D printed rubber ducks as (expensive) souvenirs for youngsters enjoying the appearance of a giant duck in Hong Kong Harbour in August. Developers are now looking to the next frontier – 3D printed food. Watching closely is Victor Fung, one of Hong Kong’s most successful businessmen. Taken to the extreme, he says, the impact of 3D printing on jobs could be “horrendous” . . .