November 10, 2014
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Two UPS Stores in Washington open possibilities of 3-D printing for all

The vast possibilities of 3-D printing are still being discovered, and now the potential is available for people who can't afford the hefty price tag. UPS Stores in north Seattle and Mill Creek have 3-D printers available for the general public.

Anyone who creates an object with AutoCAD or other computer-aided design software can send it to one of the stores to have it printed on the $20,000 machine using plastic, ceramics, metals, even wood filament, one thin layer at a time.



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MOVING IN THE WRONG DIRECTION

State waves goodbye to R&D tax incentive

By Kris Johnson, AWB President

Beginning in January, Washington state will become one of just a handful of states in the country that doesn't offer private employers some kind of a tax incentive to promote research and development activities.

That's because a pair of tax incentives created back 1994 are set to expire at the end of this year, despite attempts during the last legislative session to extend them.

Click here for the full column in The Wenatchee World
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