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OK, so it looks fussy and maddeningly slow, but hey, proof o’ concept (circa 2008). It works! [Via Boing Boing]

3D Printing Demo

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor for Boing Boing and WINK Books. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.


  • Shadyman

    Interesting. You could do fairly nice-sized objects depending on the width of the printhead…

    It could sure use some kind of stepper motor to raise/lower the platform though, and maybe a little arm to spread the powder.

    I’m awfully tempted to try it with this old printer of mine, if I’m not making a D2G rig out of it…

  • cdreid

    You of course have the same problem even the commercial companies have… the printing material. But this is probably the most clever thing ive ever seen in 3d printing including reprap etc.

  • Marcel

    That’s an awesome proof of concept.

    The resolution using this technique must be pretty good and I guess with a colour printer you can colour your object as you go! Brilliant!

    Would love to know how it’s developing.

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