applications of 3d printing

  • Experimental 3D Printer Offers a Clever Way to Eliminate Waste

    Experimental 3D Printer Offers a Clever Way to Eliminate Waste

    One of the unique challenges of 3D printing is that models that feature structures hanging in mid-air, like the spout of a teapot, also need temporary structures to support the soft extruded plastic until it hardens. This can result in a lot of wasted material, because those supports are just discarded afterwards. A new prototype 3D…