An innovation is always a fascinating one. As soon a technology starts its pace, the newer one replaces it midway. Likewise, 3D printing technology (also known as additive manufacturing) has come a long way. The research in this field has led to the prototyping of various sorts of printers that can print 3D objects.
In a breakthrough, prototypes have been developed for different types of printers, such as a food printer developed by the researchers of Cornell University of US. This printer has been named as Fab@Home and even has a website dedicated to it. A retailer or manufacturer can easily download instructions and related information here, on how to develop a food printer and use it for commercial production of such printers. The scientists at University of Exeter in the UK have developed a similar working model for chocolate printer .
While all the things look just amazing so far in this field of printing, a 3D printer for kids is on the shelf, too. Though in its development stage, the Origo 3D printer is really making news. The purple-color printer can create small toy-like objects using thin layer of plastic. The modeling was done with the help of ‘3D Tin’ that is an online platform tool to design whatever you want and lets you to print it in a 3D form. A group of ten-year-old kids worked in a workshop with a task to create whatever objects they wished. One of them printed out a pair of sunglasses while two others developed the Origo printer. They state that Origo is a very easy-to-use and reliable 3D printer for kids.
Kids would already be waiting before the printer arrives in retail markets at an expected price of $800.