Just when you've mastered PowerPoint, something like this comes along to burst your productive bubble.
The ultimate project tool, as evidenced by Ministry of Tech, is a 3D printer that can produce physical objects. The printer, manufactured by Massachusetts-based Z Corp., uses CAD programs and a highly specialized inking system to construct models of everything from skyscrapers to running shoes.
But at prices in the neighborhood of $20,000, don't expect to find these machines at Office Depot on the way to work for a last-minute presentation. And even if you can afford them, they're not exactly capable of quick-turnaround Kinko's projects: It takes about an hour just to produce a 1-inch part.
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