[2015] Melissa Salazar: 3D Printers

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[2015] Melissa Salazar: 3D Printers

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3D Printers

Release Date And Cost

3d printers work by following computers digital directions to "print" an object using materials such as plastic, ceramics and metal. The printing process involves building up an object one layer at a time until it's complete.

The first working 3D printer was created in 1984 by Chuck Hull of 3D Systems Corp.3D printers prices vary by quality such as some 3Dprinters you might find from $300-$600 while others may cost 10k and up.

-Easy-to-use-Allows the designers to catch flaws early in the design process that could save them thousands (if not millions) of dollars.-3-D printers could be used in high schools, technical colleges and universities for educational propurses.-Allow activities to be hands on-3D-Printed Hearts Help Surgeons Save Babies' Lives

-Saves energy-Allows people to create models-Thermoplastic


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