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Maryland company to open 3-D printer plant

Maryland company to open 3-D printer plant

Meet Micro, a cube-shaped 3-D printer that could stand on your desk or kitchen counter, carries on its plastic shoulders part of an effort to turn Maryland into a center of a fast-growing technology. Micros will soon be shipping out by the thousands from new plant in Howard County as one of the lowest-priced personal 3-D printers that you don't have to build yourself. The plant established by a new company called M3D is due for its ceremonial opening Monday, a moment hailed by local and state officials as a milestone in a plan to develop Maryland as a hub for 3-D printing, also known as "additive manufacturing." "They're a great poster child for innovation and...