A 3D printer melds thin layers together from plastic thread, which are spooled from a reel to form sold plastic objects into any shape you specify.
What is exciting is the drop in price of these printers, making it more accessible to the home user. An example of this is the new UP mini 3D available for pre-order from 3D Printing Systems for $995+GST.
- Has an enclosed chamber to reduce warping
- Double linear bearings on each axis – ensures consistent build quality
- You can use any supplier of ABS roll of 1.75mm plastics
- Includes the Smart UP! Software, tools and full roll of plastic to get you started
Watch the video from 3D printing Systems
Interested in what people are printing have a look here at Thingiverse.
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