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These aren't holographic printers, but machines that actually CREATE objects by adding material with each pass

Layer after layer is built upon, and when it's finished -- you have a completed object. Very clever machines!

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FEATURE ARTICLE: Are You Ready for 3D Printers?

Over the last 3 or 4 years, it seems that inkjet printers have reached a plateau, not making striking improvements from model to model in terms of print quality. This may also have to do with the limitations of the untrained human eye to notice changes in photo quality beyond a certain point.

So what's next?

Have you ever heard about 3d printers?

A 3D printer is not a machine that makes "Avatar" like 3d images, but rather is a class of specialty printer that creates objects by layering various materials in multiple passes on a foundation tray.

Think of how the printhead of an inkjet printer as it moves side to side while the paper advances through the machine. 3d printers principally operate the same way, by adding material during each consecutive pass. The big difference is the type of material being printed and the head moving vertically as the printjob progresses instead of laterally.

Currently, there are companies and professionals using various models of 3D printers that range in price from $5,000 to over $20,000.

Different models of printers are designed for specific applications such as dental work, casting rings, apparel, medical implants, electrical components, figurines, prototypes or rapid manufacturing.

These amazing machines can use different types of materials from wax to plastics like (PP) PolyPropylene, (HDPE) High Density Poly Ethylene and (ABS) Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene to build objects layer by layer.

Although 3d printers have been out for nearly as long as inkjet printers, the high entry-level price and focus on engineering and prototype creation has kept it out of most conversations around the water cooler.

This is now changing as a company by the name of 3D Systems Corporation is now offering the RapMan 3.1 3D printer for about $1300.

Now you may think, "that's expensive" but remember that the first HP inkjet printer retailed for $1000 in 1988!

If you are a big time model hobbyist, inventor or have a consistent need for custom small parts, this might be a machine you would like to consider.

3D printers could also be great for someone wanting to start a business making parts. No needs for inventory, just stock the raw materials and print the parts when the orders are placed, now that's efficient!

About The Author

Bob Stephens writes for ASAP Inkjets. ASAP Inkjets offers ink cartridges & toner at up to 80% off. Signup for their free newsletter for tips & discount coupons at: http://www.asapinkjets.com/ or email: subscribe@asapinkjets.com


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Eli Fry
ASAP Inkjets

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