This is a 3D printer. Full article. If you haven’t seen these around, it’s worth doing a bit of reading. The basic idea is that instead of ink on a flat surface, the printer uses extruded plastic to build up a 3 dimensional object. Most, like the one above, are fairly small.
Some are smaller, like a 3D printing pen.
Here’s a video of another type that can print with felt. Read more. This system is also capable of including metal parts to include speakers, among other things.
3D printers can also be used for creating metal parts. The Japanese are trying it out for heavy industry and robotics.
They’re not the only ones. NASA have printed and tested 3D printed parts for launch rockets.
3D printing is not only for toys and industrial parts.
Prosthetic limbs can and are being…
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