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3D printer

or 3-D printer
n.
A computer-controlled device that is capable of fabricating three-dimensional objects, as by extruding layers of plastic from a robotically controlled syringe.
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In fact, they will be using the new 3-D printer for their next round of classes.
In a nutshell, a 3-D printer creates solid objects from digital representations of those objects.
They were all aided in their presentation with a slideshow displaying the class at work, while a 3-D printer churned out tiny snowflakes, made from red plastic thread.
White House spokesman Hogan Gidley later told reporters it's illegal "to own or make a wholly plastic gun of any kind, including those made on a 3-D printer."
Proving this concept in April, Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 121 flew an F-35B Lightning II aircraft successfully with a part that was supplied by CLB-31's 3-D printer. The F-35B had a plastic bumper on a landing gear door wear out during a recent training mission.
This study furthers these efforts by investigating the use of furniture waste as a feedstock for 3-D printer WPC filament to produce currently purchased furniture components.
"We need a much finer resolution than what a 3-D printer can create," said Solorio, an assistant professor of biomedical engineering.
Ian Klapper from City and Country in New York City is using the 3-D printer to generate student-created moveable type for the school's century-old printing press.
Using a 3-D printer, researchers at the University of Minnesota created lifelike artificial organ models that mimic the exact anatomical structure, mechanical properties and look and feel of real organs.
At one Baton Rouge middle school, a 3-D printer has made a real difference for one student.
Through a separate but related company he's started, Olivier Van Herpt Lab, he is making his custom-made 3-D printer available to the masses.
They would like to create a digital design, print out prototypes that they could test and refine, and then use the digital file of the optimized version to create a commercial product or part out of the same material whenever they hit "make" on a 3-D printer. Having an affordable and fast way to print metal parts would be an important step in making this vision a reality.