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Microsoft. Photosynth. 3-D printers go beyond paper and ink. Go beyond paper and ink - Home-computer printers gave people the ability to produce bank statements, concert tickets, holiday cards and party invitations at the touch of a button.

3-D printers go beyond paper and ink

But what if you wanted to "print out" a dinner plate or armchair leg ? It sounds far-fetched and futuristic, but plastic extrusion machines - known as 3-D printers - are set to enter the home electronics market. Second Life Best Practices in Education Conference 2007. There - the online virtual world that is your everyday hangout.