3-D printing on way to becoming affordable Originally published December 26, 2011 at 8:00 PM | Page modified December 27, 2011 at 12:26 PM University of Washington professor Mark Ganter sees the future, and it's printing apple pies. And maybe vital organs, furniture and buildings. Ganter experiments with using alternative materials to print three-dimensional objects, part of growing efforts to make 3-D printing more diverse and accessible to consumers.
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MakerBot Industries MakerBot goes big with Replicator 3D printer
Portal 2 Makes Us Want a 3D Printer. So Bad. For everyone that's asking, to think of it in the simplest form, a 3D printing is really just like 2D printing, but adding height to the length and width dimensions. So basically, the way it works is the 3D printer takes a model (most CAD tools will work), and it "prints" one layer at a time. So imagine taking your model (in this case, the turrets), and slicing them into tons of super thin slices along the Z/Height axis.
3D-printed Mario Kart turtle shells race to rescue American economy As soon as you see these little RC Koopa shells, you know that life can't be that bad.
Fused Filament Printing with Water-Soluble Support <img src="http://makezineblog.files.wordpress.com/2012/01/pla-model-after-dissolving-support.jpg?w=614&h=461" alt="" title="PLA model after dissolving support" width="614" height="461" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-173466" /> <img src="http://makezineblog.files.wordpress.com/2012/01/dissolving-support-material.jpg?