Steampunk 3D Printer

By on July 29th, 2008 in blog

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Design students at the Victoria University of Wellington have created a kind of “Steampunk” 3D printer. It’s not clear if this is simply a modification of RepRap or [email protected], but it seems to do the job.

 

The interesting bit is the main action component: a sewing machine! We suspect this unusual device is a paper cutter, as it “uses waste paper from a bank”, and there seems to be a paper hopper visible.

This wouldn’t be the only paper-based 3D printer, as we’ve seen another one from the other side of the planet.

Via ScienceProg

By Kerry Stevenson

Kerry Stevenson, aka "General Fabb" has written over 8,000 stories on 3D printing at Fabbaloo since he launched the venture in 2007, with an intention to promote and grow the incredible technology of 3D printing across the world. So far, it seems to be working!

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