The shape of things to come

In his State of the Union address in February, President Obama told the American people that 3-D printing has the “potential to revolutionize the way we make almost everything.”

By then, a Northeastern team of visionaries and digital technologists had already started planning to build a cutting-edge 3-D printing studio. The facility, they agreed, would be incorporated into the Digital Media Commons, an innovative media lab and digital creativity center located on the second floor of the Snell Library.

On Monday afternoon, the 3-D team celebrated the studio’s soft launch by giving a score of students, faculty, and staff a tour …read more