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3D printing set to change the world

By Helen Rowe  /  AFP, PARIS

“All my designs are based on works of art,” she said holding a bracelet that uses a Matisse motif.

“It enables me to be a jewelry designer much more easily. Otherwise I would have needed a factory in China and a minimum order of 20,000,” she added.

“When you are producing something for the first time it means you can adapt and try again very easily until you get the result you want,” she said.

Prosthetics: These can be custom made to provide the perfect match.

Electronics could be built-in, allowing the recipient accurate control of the limb.

“It would all be printed out at the same time,” Craddock said.

Replacement parts: One-off parts are needed by everyone from NASA to the person who loses an unusual jacket button.

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