Amazing things people are doing with 3D printing

From extra-light travel gear to pens that draw in the air, 3D printing is making the jump from factories to households and opening up bold new possibilities.

Earlier this year, a hapless penguin at the Warsaw Zoo lost his lower beak, either in a fall or a fight, and there were concerns that the bird might starve to death because the damage left him unable to eat. Omni3D, a Polish 3D-printer firm, came to the rescue, offering to produce a new beak -- based on a dead penguin's, to get an idea of the dimensions -- from materials including nylon.


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