27 Sep '14, 5pm

WirePrint is a Physical ‘Print Preview’ for 3D Printers

WirePrint is a Physical ‘Print Preview’ for 3D Printers

3D printers may be old news to most of us, but that’s not stopping creative individuals from finding new ways to improve on the technology. Your average consumer budget 3D printer uses an extrusion technology, whereby plastic is melted and extruded onto a platform. The printer draws a single two-dimensional image of the print and then moves up layer by layer. It’s an effective and inexpensive method for turning a computer design into a physical object. Unfortunately, it’s also very slow. That’s why Hasso Plattner Institute and Cornell University teamed up to develop WirePrint . WirePrint can slice your three-dimensional model into a wire frame version that is capable of being printed on an extrusion printer. You won’t end up with a strong final product, but WirePrint will help you get a feel for the overall size and shape of your print. The best part is it will do it in a ...

Full article: http://hackaday.com/2014/09/27/wireprint-is-a-physical-pr...

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