Here’s a Challenge: Make Your Own…Anything
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There are printers, and then there machines designed to manufacture parts. It’s hard to imagine a device that encompasses both, but MakerBot Industries creates a product that does just that: a 3D printer. As stated by the founder, “We make robots that make things.” The company’s goal is “to make it cheap and easy for anyone to fabricate digitally-designed 3D objects.”
The 3D printer works much like a hot-glue gun – plastic is fed into the top of a machine, heated and dispensed in spaghetti-like strands. Using programmed instructions, the machine lays down layers of plastic in the appropriate shape, much like the way a printer distributes ink, until the desired object is formed. To see the device in action, watch this video.
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