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Award-Winning Puppet Maker Shares 3D Printing Insights

Brett Brune
By Brett Brune Editor in Chief, Smart Manufacturing

At the RAPID + TCT conference in Texas, Brian McLean, director of rapid prototype at Laika Entertainment, explains what led to his being awarded a Scientific and Engineering Oscar Plaque in 2016 for pioneering the use of 3D printers in stop-motion animated characters. He goes into the ways AM can be a competitive advantage, including precision, color accuracy, volume and repeatability. And he compares what he does with puppets to what manufacturers are doing in the medical field.


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