14 Jul '11, 4pm

3D Printers Gain Momentum in Worlds of Design & Invention

3D Printers Gain Momentum in Worlds of Design & Invention

wrote on Feb. 10, “Far-fetched as this may seem, many other people are using three-dimensional printing technology to create similarly remarkable things. These include medical implants, jewellery, football boots designed for individual feet, lampshades, racing-car parts, solid-state batteries and customised mobile phones. Some are even making mechanical devices. At the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Peter Schmitt, a PhD student, has been printing something that resembles the workings of a grandfather clock. It took him a few attempts to get right, but eventually he removed the plastic clock from a 3D printer, hung it on the wall and pulled down the counterweight. It started ticking.”

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2011/07/14/3d-printers-gain-mome...

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