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11 Things You Had No Idea Have Been Created With 3D Design

The future is now! 3D design is taking us to incredible new places — and it's part of the secret behind Celebrity Cruises newest ship, the Edge.

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1. 3D-Printed Paintings That Help the Blind Experience Art

At the Museo del Prado in Spain (above), a collection called "Touching the Prado" features 3D renderings of famous works of art. These 3D images were designed at Estudios Durero.
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At the Museo del Prado in Spain (above), a collection called "Touching the Prado" features 3D renderings of famous works of art. These 3D images were designed at Estudios Durero.

2. Shanghai Tower

The design of the second tallest building in the world was greatly aided by 3D technology. Building Information Modeling software was used in the development of the tower to improve efficiency and reduce errors.
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The design of the second tallest building in the world was greatly aided by 3D technology. Building Information Modeling software was used in the development of the tower to improve efficiency and reduce errors.

3. Bird's Nests

The people at Printed Nest are looking to bring birds back to urban areas — and they're achieving this goal through 3D design and printing.
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The people at Printed Nest are looking to bring birds back to urban areas — and they're achieving this goal through 3D design and printing.

4. The San Francisco Bay Bridge

Engineers who rebuilt the east span of the San Francisco Bay Bridge after the Loma Prieta earthquake used 3D models to develop their new design.
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Engineers who rebuilt the east span of the San Francisco Bay Bridge after the Loma Prieta earthquake used 3D models to develop their new design.

5. Jewelry

Many jewelers utilize 3D design to create unique and engaging new pieces. You can even design your own!
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Many jewelers utilize 3D design to create unique and engaging new pieces. You can even design your own!

6. Including Your Own Diamond Ring

At Brilliance.com, you can create a ring using 3D design, and then try a 3D model so that you can see if you like it before buying the real thing.
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At Brilliance.com, you can create a ring using 3D design, and then try a 3D model so that you can see if you like it before buying the real thing.

7. Fashion

Fashion designers are also getting in on 3D modeling, creating futuristic designs using the technology.
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Fashion designers are also getting in on 3D modeling, creating futuristic designs using the technology.

8. Prosthetic Limbs

3D design and printing have played a huge part in making better, less expensive prosthetic limbs. And now 3D design has even allowed for adding some personal style to a new limb.
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3D design and printing have played a huge part in making better, less expensive prosthetic limbs. And now 3D design has even allowed for adding some personal style to a new limb.

9. Prosthetic Limbs for Animals

At 3D Systems, prosthetic limbs were created for a dog named Derby, who can now run around freely.
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At 3D Systems, prosthetic limbs were created for a dog named Derby, who can now run around freely.

10. Children's Drawings Come to Life

Crayon Creatures uses 3D design to make figurines out of drawings — so now that weird thing your kid drew can become 3D!
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Crayon Creatures uses 3D design to make figurines out of drawings — so now that weird thing your kid drew can become 3D!

11. Your Own Twin

Finally, at my3Dtwin.com you can design your very own 3D twin! Technology is a beautiful thing.
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Finally, at my3Dtwin.com you can design your very own 3D twin! Technology is a beautiful thing.

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