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Make: 3D Printing by Anna Kaziunas France

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Chapter 9. Industrial Materials and Methods

There has never been a better time to purchase a desktop 3D printer. Nonetheless, they are still too expensive for many users. If you can’t justify the cost of a personal printer, you may be able to access one at a local hackerspace, and there are many online 3D printing services to choose from, including Ponoko, Shapeways, and i.materialise. These companies use a variety of printing technologies to create physical objects from your digital designs and can print in many other materials besides extruded thermoplastic.

Composites and Ceramics

Powder bed and inkjet printers use inkjet-type print heads to deposit tiny droplets of liquid binder on top ...

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