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Tuesday, 5 March 2013

New developments in 3D Printing

I haven't looked at 3D printing developments for far too long.  The sub $500 dollar printer that I predicted still seems to be 1-2 years away, which is a little frustrating as the technology is clearly ready, but doesn't seem to have been picked up by any major consumer electronics/computer manufacturers.

The $1,500 Cube 3D printer is the sort of product I was hoping for, but at a far lower price.  However, whilst we wait for the market to produce us a magic $500 miniature making wonder, there are other exciting products being developed that employ 3D printing technology.  The 3Doodler is one such product that is presently being crowdfunded on Kickstarter.  For a pledge of just $75 you can get one of their 3D Drawing Pens.  The pen is essentially a handheld version of a 3D printer head, that lets you draw 3D plastic wire objects.  Check out the video on their project page it's very cool.


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  1. Cool news.

    These things are going to completely change our miniature buying in a few years. Companies will sell us plan kit to print our own minis.

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    1. Absolutely. Many of them will also have built in 3D scanners too. So if you need a dozen trolls you'd simply have to pop an existing figure in the chamber and then copy them.

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