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Design and order your 3D-printed creations
3D printing is becoming established as a construction method in everything from art to architecture. Health professionals have used the technology to build innovative prosthetics for children, firms offer 3D models in replace of pregnancy ultrasounds, Japanese companies use it to create miniature dolls of citizens and New York officials are panicking over 3D printed weaponry.
For the average consumer however, there is imateralise -- an online service which lets users upload or sell 3D designs for manufacture. With designs for jewelry to artwork and transport models, the upload and print service is useful if you want to give someone a more unusual gift for their birthday this year.