3D printing upgrade path for wood, ceramics and metal alloys
February 1, 2015 Editor 0
Three-dimensional (3D) printers being sold in South Africa by electronics distributor Rectron currently print in two types of plastic, but have a clear upgrade path over the next five years to eventually print in wood, ceramics and metal-alloy materials, says Rectron Group printer business unit manager Bruce Bradford. The desktop 3D printers are made by US 3D printing equipment company MakerBot and are mainly used in industry for prototyping, form-factor assessments and designs, as well as in education and hobbyists.
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