Microsoft’s Pamela Woon Talks 3D Printing With Windows 8.1 (Video)

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Microsoft cutie Pamela Woon (aka Miss Chinatown 2001) goes to Makerhaus and its 10,000-square-feet of fabrication prototyping – a membership workshop that features 3D printing for things such as jewelry, toys and virtually anything you can design with 3D software.

While 3D printing isn’t mainstream – yet – it’s only a matter of time before it is, with the potential to crank out increasingly complex creations as easily as printing a Word document. In fact, customers can buy a 3D printer at Microsoft retail stores this fall and at Staples for $1,299.

With the Windows 8.1 update, the vision of desktop manufacturing started to seem real. We found out Windows 8.1 will have built-in support for 3D printing. And a new project from Microsoft Research pioneers techniques to embed unique information (such as serial numbers) inside 3D printed objects readable by a terahertz scanner as a cost-effective alternative to adding external radio-frequency ID (RFID) tags, electronic chips or bar codes.

Source: The Fire Hose



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  • tsk tsk

    Microsoft cutie? You couldn’t think of anything else of value about her to mention besides how she looks?

    • PoohGQ

      I was wondering the same exact thing..!!

    • nohone

      The fact that her name is being used to talk about a new, exciting tech, while you are some unknown on the internet complaining, says a lot of her value other than just her looks.

  • FateStayNight

    That’s hot! and I’m not just talking about Ms. Pamela Woon