A Small 3D Printer

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Researchers of  the Vienna University of Technology (TU Vienna) have reached a new prototype which become the smallest 3d printer that is very precise and that make easy to use instead of the huge 3d printers that are available now.

With the recent release of the Trimensional app, people can now use their iPhones as inexpensive 3D scanners. Not only can users take three-dimensional images of objects, but they can use those images to create actual physical models … as long as they have access to a 3D printer. Currently, such printers tend to be large, expensive devices that are usually only found in places like universities or industrial design companies.

The new prototype 3D printer, which is no bigger than the size of a milk carton, can make objects with a great deal of precision thanks to the printer’s high resolution. This is attributed to the light emitting diodes (LEDs) used by the printer which are a twentieth of a millimeter thick.

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