Shapeways American flag
It's that time of year again, where the world's biggest economy starts to prepare for one of its most important national holidays - the 4th of July.
And the 3D printing industry is not going to let Independence Day 2013 pass it by without a fight, with a veritable avalanche of all things red-white-'n'-blue hitting the bureaus and various websites of the world's biggest industry players.
Shapeways is leading the charge of paraphernalia that 3D printing fans can get their patriotic hands on in a bid to pledge their allegiance to the flag in the best way they know how - and what better way to celebrate the birth of the US of A.
The company has laid on a spread of customisable and affordable goods that can bring a little 3D printing into anybody's 4th of July celebrations.
Among these items are a miniature Star Spangled Banner - which may be perfect for Americans and ex-pats looking to bring a little Independence Day spirit into their places of business as the celebrations ensue - while a US Terrain Pendant could help patriots keep their beloved country close to their hearts.
But along with novelties, Shapeways boasts a range of functional products, such as a Klein Bottle Opener, which could facilitate the popping open of many cool all-American beers* as revellers fire up the barbecue, while the iDrive iPhone 5 Holder could the gadget you've been looking for to help blast out those American rock classics as you drive to the party wherever you are in the world.
Whether you are American or not, the 4th of July is a fantastic holiday to get involved in and Shapeways is happy to spread the Independence Day festivities to 3D printing enthusiasts all over the world.
*Drink responsibly, party-goers!