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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

Editor, Make: Books

She’s very interested in your ideas for practical digital fabrication focused books (anything that turns codes into things), as well as your adventures in synthetic biology, biohacking, personal genomics and programmable materials.

She’s also the Dean of the global Fab Academy program, the co-author of Getting Started with MakerBot, compiled the Make: 3D Printing book and ran Make:’s 2015 and 2014 3D Printer Shootout Weekend testing events.

She likes things that are computer-controlled, parametric, and open source — preferably all three.

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