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3-D Printing

For This Artist-Entrepreneur, 3-D Printing Expands Opportunities for Creativity and Professional Exposure

Senior Entrepreneurship Writer at CNBC
7 min read

Rachel Goldsmith has always been accustomed to drawing in paint and ink. But in the last year, the New York City-based artist has taken her work to another dimension -- literally.

Last March, Goldsmith discovered the 3Doodler, a 3-D printing pen. The device melts plastic filament, then dispenses it in a way that cools and hardens almost immediately, allowing users to create 3-D drawings and sculptures.

The technology helped Goldsmith unlock new levels of creativity. “What I am coming up with -- and the different ways of creating and using this material -- doesn’t exist,” says Goldsmith. “The discoveries are endless. I just keep figuring out new things that I can do.” Entrepreneur had a chance to catch up with Goldsmith at the Inside 3-D Printing conference during New York’s 3-D Print Week earlier this year.

Working in 3-D printing has also given her a way of differentiating herself as an artist. “As an entrepreneur it has been really interesting to expand into the 3-D printing world because it is another way of exposing myself,” she says.

The only downside is that she now has more ideas than she can handle. “I wish so badly that I had another set of arms so that I could create as fast as my brain is going,” she says.  

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