What are you doing for Global 3D Printing Day?

While you may have other celebrations on your mind today, another event is just around the corner.

Christmas comes early for 3D printing fans, 22 days early. 3rd December is 3D printing day, of course making reference to the ‘3’ and ‘D’ in 3rd December. Although slightly less well known, 3D printing day is indeed similar to Christmas. 3D printing day, started in 2013 by GE but now taken on by a wider group is a way to celebrate additive manufacturing and raise awareness of the growing industry.

3D printing day was used as a good excuse by enthusiasts to 3D print lots of impressive objects last year and we expect more of the same. The CIA (The Culinary Institute of America, of course) got involved by 3D printing this edible Yoda.

The Culinary Institute of America's 3D printed Yoda. Image via @CIACulinary on Twitter.
The Culinary Institute of America’s 3D printed Yoda. Image via @CIACulinary on Twitter.

Next Saturday is the perfect time to start getting involved with 3D printing if you haven’t already and you don’t have to own a 3D printer to take part. Make sure to use the hashtag #3Dprintingday to get involved on social media. Also check out the Facebook event created by 3D Hubs to keep up to date with all that will be going on as it is announced. 3D printing day is a great way to find out about your local 3D printing community.

Here at 3DPI we’d love to know what you or your business is doing to celebrate the day in the comments below, or send us an email.

Featured image is a 3D printing event in Krakow, Poland. Image via @BartsGarage on Twitter. 

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