Thursday, January 20, 2011

3D Printing in Titanium

If you completely dismissed 3D printing technologies because it was only able to produce cheap looking plastic pieces, what if I told you can now print 3D objects made of titanium?

Sure, the 3D printer costs a "little bit" more than Makerbot's Cupcake or the Thing-o-matic, kind of 1 million dollars more; but don't worry because thanks to i.materialise anyone can print their creations in titanium.

You're not restricted to printing in titanium (which can cost you about $100), as you have lots of other materials at hand, including different kinds of plastic, and even flexible, translucent, and transparent epoxy.

So, what are you waiting for to create your own amazing 3D pieces, like these ones?

It might take a couple more years (or decades), but the time will come when this type of technology will be as common and as cheap as inkjet printers are today. Just wait and see.

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