The 3D printer is a machine that builds finely detailed plaster sculptures using data from 3D-modelling software. With this remarkable technology, you can quickly and inexpensively transform your design ideas or scientific data into hand-held, concrete reality.
3D printing is valued in commercial settings for its ability to streamline the design process. Prototype designs that once had to be milled or molded by hand can now be printed in a matter of hours, and at a fraction of the cost of older methods. This printer, a Spectrum Z MonoColor 3D Printing System, by Z Corporation (www.zcorp.com), uses inkjet printer head to selectively harden thin layers of plaster dust with a glue-like binding agent.