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Jan 30

Nokia jumps on 3D Printing Technology

A few weeks ago, we looked at the temptation that 3D printing had become.  Now it would seem that Nokia are making the jump and backing 3D Printing. They soon plan to release design files that will allow phone owners to use 3D printers to make their own Lumia phone cases, it looks like custom designed phones are not too far in the distant future.

Nokia 3D Printing

Nokia’s John Kneeland, said that Nokia might just end up selling a phone template, allowing entrepreneurs to use them, to produce handsets that could satisfy people needs.  Mr Kneeland went on to say “You want a waterproof, glow in the dark phone with a bottle-opener and a solar charger? Someone can build it for you – or you can print it yourself.”  Certainly a market with huge potential.

With Nokia being one of the first big electronics firms to seriously back 3D printing, could now be the time to invest?