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Before ‘3D printing’ became a catch-all term, the hardware, which has been in use for decades, was referred to as a rapid prototyper. But even waiting five hours for a ‘rapidly’ printed part can be a waste of time. And that’s what inspired Stefanie Mueller and researchers at the Hasso Plattner Institute to create software that swaps out the parts of a 3D model you don’t need printed with Lego.

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