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Brussels store focuses on 3D printed goods


3D printing has appeared on our virtual pages on numerous occasions already — most recently, with MakerBot’s CupCake printer — but it was only just recently that we saw the launch of a physical store dedicated to selling 3D printed goods. .MGX is the design division of rapid prototyping firm Materialise, and late last month, it opened what it calls the world’s first store for 3D printed goods. Located in Brussels’ exclusive Sablon neighbourhood, the .MGX Flagship store is designed to be a place where people can explore the brand’s lighting and other collections created through 3D printing. Ultimately, it will also let .MGX showcase new designs and exhibitions from its designers. What’s a good indicator that a product category is entering the mainstream? Why, that would be the launch of a dedicated store. All ye who had doubts about 3D printing’s mass appeal: take note! (Related: More desktop manufacturing for consumersDesktop manufacturing for consumers.) Spotted by: Murtaza Patel



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