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BotObjects Announces First Full-Color Desktop 3D Printer 29

Zothecula writes "In the ProDesk3D, 3D printing outfit botObjects has come up with not only the first full color desktop 3D printer, but thanks to its anodized aluminum body, unquestionably one of the prettiest. The company's goal was to think about how 3D printers might look in 5 years, aiming to put clear water between the ProDesk3D and its "kit-like contemporaries." To print in color, it uses a cartridge system capable of mixing five base colors of PLA."
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BotObjects Announces First Full-Color Desktop 3D Printer

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  • by GameboyRMH ( 1153867 ) <gameboyrmh@gmai l . c om> on Thursday May 02, 2013 @10:29AM (#43609689) Journal

    Almost anything you can 3D print that isn't available off-the-shelf, and is required in low volume, will be cheaper than an off-the-shelf part. Do you know how much it costs to retool an injection molding machine, never mind purchase one in the first place?

    People have been making 3D printed replacements for a lot of little plastic brackets on cars that would otherwise have to be pulled off a junkyard part (if they can be found at all). I plan to print an ITB adapter for an engine in Ultem.

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