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Open-Source Laser Sintering System 3D Prints From Custom Powders

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An open-source laser sintering printer has been used to print intricate 3D objects from powdered plastics and biomaterials. The system costs a fraction of equivalent commercial systems and could give researchers a DIY technique for working with their own specialized materials. "[elective laser sintering] technology has been around for more than 20 years, and it's one of the only technologies for 3D printing that has the ability to form objects with dramatic overhangs and bifurcations," said professor Jordan Miller of Rice University, who specializes in using 3D printing for tissue...Read full article

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