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Broken antique? 3-D print a new one with Lowe’s


Broken antique? 3-D print a new one with Lowe’s

Broken antique? 3-D print a new one with Lowe’s
News from CNBC:

In the latest project to come out of the home improvement store’s innovation labs, Lowe’s Orchard Supply Hardware store in Mountain View, California, on Wednesday will debut 3-D printing and scanning services that let shoppers customize their home accents and fixtures.

With the help of one of three 3-D printing specialists, shoppers will be able to choose the color, shape and materials to build door handles, cabinet knobs and other products that match their home’s aesthetic, either at the Mountain View store or on Osh.com.

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In what Lowe’s calls a first for a retail store, visitors to the California shop can also scan out-of-production antiques, or even fragments of a broken object that can be pieced back together, to create 3-D models for printing.

The project is being done in partnership with Authentise, a 3-D printing company based in Mountain View.

“This is specifically designed not for the 3-D printer enthusiast,” said Kyle Nel, executive director of Lowe’s Innovation Labs. “[We] wanted a full service that would allow regular folks to take an idea they had in their he…………… continues on CNBC

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Oakland County Community and Home Improvement Division employee named …
News from The Daily Tribune:

Lon Shook. Photo provided by Oakland County.

Commerce Township resident Lon Shook, of the Oakland County Community and Home Improvement Division, on Tuesday in Lansing was named �Housing Counselor of the Year� by the Michigan State Housing Development Authority.

Shook, 48, has been with the county since 2001.

�Lon goes above and beyond to ensure his clients� needs are addressed in the best possible way,� said Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson.

�I�ve seen the quality of his work first-hand as we helped a 65-year-old disabled veteran and his family. Congratulations to Lon for this recognition and the entire Community & Home Improvement team for the important work it does.�


Shook said he is honored by the award, but loves helping making a difference in the lives of people in need.

�I get rewarded every day when I find a way to prevent a desperate family from losing their home when they fall behind in their mortgage payments or don�t know how they can afford to replace a failing septic system,� Shook said.

Community and Home Improvement Division Supervisor and housing counselor Kathy Williams was given the award in 2014.

� Staff writer John Turk

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