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New 3D printer could pave the way for next generation

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The Glowforge 3D laser printer throws out the common model of printing with additives and instead cuts away at supplied materials to produce almost anything desired, Digital Trends reports. Because the Glowforge 3D laser printer utilizes a subtractive manufacturing process instead of the traditional additive manufacturing, the list of compatible materials is nearly endless.

Users have the option of using wood, fabric, felt, acrylic, and paper, among many others. After placing the preferred material inside the printer, the Glowforge begins carving and etching the product using a precise laser.

Check out a video here: http://www.digitaltrends.com/cool-tech/glowforge-3d-laser-printer-launches-soon/.

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October 7, 2015 at 7:00 am

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