Is there such a thing a a 3D Printer? Yes, the futuristic concept of creating 3D objects in real life is already available to general public. In reality, the printers were first created back in the 1980’s. However, in those days, 3D printers were very costly and were used by specific industries. In the present day, full featured 3D Printers are available for around $2000. In fact, the price is about to take a huge turn when the Peachy Printer comes to the market. Peachy Printer is3D printer which will be valued at only $100. The low price will make it the world’s cheapest 3D printer.
To perform a print, the machine reads the design from an .stl file and lays down successive layers of liquid, powder, paper or sheet material to build the model from a series of cross sections. These layers, which correspond to the virtual cross sections from the CAD model, are joined or automatically fused to create the final shape. The primary advantage of this technique is its ability to create almost any shape or geometric feature. (Source: Wikipedia)
Here is a list of companies pioneering the 3D Printer Technology:
Peachy Printer – Designed by a Canadian, Peachy Printer will become the world’s cheapest 3D Printer.
MakerBot – 3D Printers starting at $2100.
More honorable mentions:
- Javelin 3D Printers: Advanced high-end 3D printers covering a wide variety of industries.
- Stratasys: Another manufacturer of complex 3D printers.