About 3D Printers
When you hear about 3D printers and you think of thousands of dots on a poster that, if you stare long enough, you suddenly see a seascape pop out at you, then you need to get with the times. 3D printers that produce polymer figurines and replaceable parts for machines (and potentially bodies) are becoming mainstream.
While these printers can be used to manufacture toys, they are not meant to be played with by young people. They are complicated pieces of equipment that use heat to melt vividly colored filaments, creating programmed designs in 3 dimensions. Create beautiful knickknacks such as flowers or create an entire play set with animals for childâs farm. All you need is the dimensional program of the item you want to make, and your printer will create it.
Hook a Lulzbot Taz up to your computer to print designs up to 75 microns high. Or consider a Formlabs kit with everything you need from the computer to the post processing kit. You can create household and office products, toys, gadgets, and fashion items. Programs are available online, or of course, if you are an engineering techie, you can program your own. Professional applications from architecture to medicine are vast and only limited by your imagination.
So, if you love to be on the cusp of new technological advances, your home is incomplete without a 3D printer. Let your desktop become your workshop. Design and production can be at your fingertips. Full kits, parts, and supplies are available for these innovative machines.