June 3, 2013 Lary Arnett

3D Printers Are Becoming A Reality

Mojo_Engineer-removing-partInvisalign is currently using 3D printers to make their custom transparent  braces to straighten teeth.  Other companies are using them to make molds for chocolate and Cornell University created a human shaped ear. That last item would make a lot of sense if you lost part of your ear.

 

The 3D printers are becoming affordable starting at $400 but can go as high as $500,000 depending on your needs.  Of course, last month’s report that someone was able to make a working handgun was unsettling news that draws attention to the implications of this advance technology.

 

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