Thursday, January 26, 2012

RapidPro 2012 - Cheap desktop 3D printing

Open source desktop 3D printers come as cheap as €650,-. For more information on these, check out the FabLab in your region.

 The Ultimaker


Commercial desktop models are also available already starting around €2000,-. Prices like these bring 3 D printing to the customer. This could also mean that in medicine, especially in orthopedics and facial reconstruction, the use of 3D models will catch on once these printers find their way into the hospitals and universities. Another good example would be to use the models in medical education. Limitation of the cheaper systems could be their limited size which limits the size of the model to about 20 centimeter cubic.

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