Cars, guitars, and tracheal implants: Is there anything that 3-D printers can't make?
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Here's one of those pragmatic ideas that might someday be an easy, do-it-yourself project for home-based hobbyists and school kids. 3-D printers are well-suited to creating smartphone cases made from lightweight and flexible materials such as laser-sintered nylon plastic, which comes in a variety of colors and finishes. Premade iPhones cases manufactured by 3-D printers are available for sale, ranging in price from around $23 to $35. One unanswered question: What's the long-term durability of smartphone cases built by 3-D printers?
Server Market SplitsvilleJust because the server market's in the doldrums doesn't mean innovation has ceased. Far from it -- server technology is enjoying the biggest renaissance since the dawn of x86 systems. But the primary driver is now service providers, not enterprises.
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