Deploy 3D printers to print your 2D idea
Here’s what a 3D printer can do. As figured out by Steven Gethard of the College of Architecture and Urban Studies (CAUS), the two-dimensional design he imagined and came up with a night back was right there in three-dimensional prototype the next morning, courtesy one of the 3D printers that they use. Although the 3D printers that CAUS and the College of Engineering possess are priced well over the reach of a common man for the time being, the printers are capable of printing complex plastic models at a resolution of one-hundredth of an inch.
Printers under operation at the institutes work on the process of additive manufacturing i.e. adding material layer by layer. The Dimension SST 1200es printer used by CAUS is priced $32,900 and utilizing it incurs a base cost of $2.50 along with a cost of $4.60 per cubic inch of material used. In spite of the cost, the convenience with which a prototype of any two-dimensional idea can be created that too in the matter of hours is worth more than just a consideration.