File Sharing Site Gets Onboard With 3D Printing

2012-01-26 10:14:38

Published on 2012-01-26 10:14:38

Peer to peer sharing site The Pirate Bay has jumped on board the newest ink craze of 3D printing by hosting a page dedicated to digital 3D mock-ups available for users to print physical objects.

According to the site, the technology will be the next big thing in copying and printing, allowing users to manufacture spare parts for their vehicles and, in a number of years, download and print out sneakers.

Currently, 3D printers for the home or small office are available from a number of companies although Charles King, principal analyst at Pund-IT, believes the venture may prove short-sighted for the site.

Mr King told TechNewsWorld: "I believe [The Pirate Bay] may have mistaken a package of powdered magic mushrooms for their usual chai latte. "At this point, I believe the investment cost in equipment and materials would require an industrial-scale operation."

3D printing is the process of creating three-dimensional objects from files using a materials printer, and special printer ink.

Posted by Canzil Ahmed.

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