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Printing the Future ... in 3-D

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Inventor Michael Curry used a home 3-D printer to create this miniature gothic cathedral.

By Brenna Daldorph

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KANSAS CITY, MO – As a designer, Michael Curry's most important tool is his printer. But Curry's printer is a little different: he can print items in 3-D. Hear how Curry's whimsical designs (Giant Lego men? A talking head model of Stephen Colbert?) and his use of a home 3-D printer might just change the way we manufacture goods.

KC Currents intern Brenna Daldorph caught up with Curry at Maker Faire, a recent festival at Union Station where Kansas City's artists, inventors and hobbyists emerged from the basement to share their quirky, and sometimes cutting edge, ideas

Kansas City's next Maker Faire event will be a mini Maker Faire held at Parkville's Riverfest between August 19-21.

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