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Shapeways | blog: 3D Printing Scarcity and the Nyan Cat

One of the great promises of 3D printing is that it allows for an infinite umber or reproductions of an individual object over time. Once a 3D files is produced, it can be 3D printed once, one hundred, one thousand times or more in what some have been calling a realization of the ‘post-scarcity economy’.  Sometimes factors outside the physical production and material availability play a part in equation and sadly the popular Nyan “Pop-Tart” Cat 3D modeled by Sevensheaven is no longer available as a 3D printed product, exactly one year after the birth of the original Pop Tart Cat by Christopher Torres on April 2nd, 2011.

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    I guess this means that my Nyan Cat is worth way more than I bought it for! I love this “post-scarcity” economy!
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