Friday, November 23, 2012

3D Printer Demos

One of these items is the real thing - the other has been printed on a ZPrinter (450 model) from Zcorp. Can you tell which is which? The bottle, complete with threads (and fitted cap) and colour label is the printed object.

This week we attended vendor demonstrations by Cimetrix Solutions and Agile Manufacturing for 3D printers as we prepare to purchase this equipment for SA Western. The equipment will be used to print a variety of archaeological materials in 3D, including artifacts scanned using SA's 3D digitizers. 3D printers are widely used in the worlds of manufacturing and prototyping, for everything from machine components to jewellery, to chocolate - even GIS data can be used to print 3D models of landscapes. 

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