Nokia: Releases 3D printing for mobile phone cases

Mobile phone producer Nokia has released open-source files that will let Lumia 820 smart phone user’s 3D print their own modified case. Files containing mechanical drawings, case measurements and recommended resources have previously released by the phone maker. Printing in 3D involves sending a design file to a printer that then forms a solid version of that entity by slowly building it up in layers of plastic.

Nokia has published mechanical drawings for the phone's back panel and case that will permit users with access to a 3D printer to customize and print their own case. The project makes Nokia one of the first huge electronics firms to critically back 3D printing. According to John Kneeland, community and developing marketing manager at Nokia, We are going to release 3D templates, case specs, recommended materials and best practices everything someone versed in 3D printing needs to print their own custom Lumia 820 case.

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