Archive for February 7th, 2012

3D Printing

Roughly ten years ago I read an article in Discover magazine about the technology of 3D printing. The printer takes data from a three-dimensional CAD drawing and translates it, layer by layer, into an object. At the time, its biggest use was in the military — using metal dust to manufacture screws and other parts on aircraft carriers. As you might expect, this technology was too expensive for any regular […]

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