Thursday, November 3, 2011

The Future of Printing

Yesterday, we were presented with a new and fresh idea in class. The idea would be to create our own 3D printer. After researching and finding out what is already out there on the market, we found all kinds of 3D printers ranging from highly intricate designs at $20,000 to basic DIY 3D printers at $1,500.

One specific 3D printer, on the more affordable side, that interested us was called the MakerBot. It is essentially a machine that can produce a tangible exact replica of something from a digital image on a computer. If you would like to learn more on the MakerBot, go to

I don't know about you, but I would love to have one of these to play with!