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3DP in 30 Seconds (unforgiving video stills version)

On Feb. 10, shortly after arriving in NYC for the 3D PrintShow to cover the fashion and art, I headed to CNBC’s Englewood, NJ studios for a taping of a 30 second segment on 3D Printing. This was part of a new online format called “30 Seconds to Know“, which breaks down a complex technical topic in 30 seconds.

My Nervous System custom Kinematics necklace “27624” gets a brief cameo.

It was a pleasant experience, but brutal in terms of content coverage, as the 30 second time limit was strictly enforced. I had to collapse the entire world of professional additive manufacturing to desktop 3D printing into half a minute. We did a lot of editing on the fly and this CNBC video is the result.

Although it glosses over all the details, I think it came out well. I focused on the parts of the process that occur with any type of printer and any method of printing: take a 3D model, slice it into layers, print it.

There’s something beautiful about extreme simplicity.

Anna Kaziunas France

Anna Kaziunas France is the Digital Fabrication Editor of Maker Media. She runs the digital fabrication hardware testing for Make:. If you’re a digital fabrication hardware vendor who would like to submit a tool for review (3D printer, CNC, laser cutter, etc.), contact Anna directly at: anna [@] makermedia [dot] com.

She’s also the Dean of Students for the Global Fab Academy program, the co-author of Getting Started with MakerBot, compiled the Make: 3D Printing book and ran the 2014 3D Printer Shootout.

Find her on her personal site, Twitter, , and Facebook.


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