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'3D: printing the future' exhibition opens in London

ùJournalist and presenter Evan Davies poses with a 3D printed model of himself in the exhibition '3D: printing the future' in the Science Museum on October 8, 2013 in London, England. Mr Davies' model features his arm in a sling due to him being scanned in August 2013 whilst recovering from a broken wrist. The exhibition, which opens to the public tomorrow, features over 600 3D printed objects ranging from: replacement organs, artworks, aircraft parts and a handgun. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

'3D: printing the future' exhibition opens in London

Replacement body organs, airplane parts and a music box are among the printed objects on display in a new exhibition, 3D: printing the future, which opens at the Science Museum on October 9th.

The increasing availability and decreasing cost of 3D printing technology has lead to an explosion of creativity among innovators, from big businesses and the medical industry through to small start-ups, students, hackers and artists.  This exhibition will explore the rapidly evolving field of 3D printing and its growing impact on society. 

Suzy Antoniw, Exhibition Leader, Science Museum said, “3D printing enables engineers and designers to manufacture things they couldn’t make with traditional methods. Every day we learn about new ways in which people from across society are capitalizing on the technology to realize their ideas and enrich people’s lives. Our exhibition aims to shine a light on the latest developments and discuss where the technology may take us in future.”(sciencemuseum.org.uk)