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Make: Ultimate Guide to 3D Printing 2014 by Mark Frauenfelder

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PRINTING WITHOUT A 3D PRINTER

WRITTEN BY STETT HOLBROOK

Which service is right for you?

Just as the field of 3D printers seems to grow by the day, so does the number of 3D printing service providers. There is a provider that will transform your ideas into a physical object, be it made from ABS or gold-plated brass. Which one is right for you? It depends on what your needs are.

Some of the big service providers like Shapeways and i.Materialise try to be all things to all people by offering services and features designed to appeal to a wide class of users. But as the 3D service provider industry grows so does market differentiation. Here are five makers, each with different reasons for using 3D printing services.

Katrien Herdewyn shared her sketches ...

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