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3D Printing Expands Beyond Makers

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Re: MCU for 3D printing
SP   12/14/2013 2:29:38 PM

3D printing is a boon for rapid prototyping. It will be a great help in reducing time to design and develop. Medical and aeronautics will find lot of application of 3d printing.

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MCU for 3D printing
t.alex   12/14/2013 8:58:44 AM

I saw the article mentioning about Atmel MCU being used on some 3D printers. I wonder what are the key requirements of a MCU to be used for 3D printers?

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use of recycled plastic for 3D printing
prabhakar_deosthali   12/14/2013 12:36:50 AM

3D printing is surely reaching the masses now.


At a local exhibition here in Pune, India, with "Inclusive Innovations " as  a theme, one company showed its 3D printer using open source technology. They had literally kept the whole hardware open for all the student community to see and encouraged them to build their own 3D printer.

On top of it, they had put up a plastic recycling plant ( a small one) which converts waste plastic ( plastic bottles etc) to a kind of wire that is used as the consumable material for their 3D printer.

A great way to promote both environment friendliness and the latest technology in my opinion!


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