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What is a 3d printer?
There are many types of 3d printers, used for many different purposes. They all do different things, but they share the same base purpose. 3d printers take a file from a computer, and print it in 3 dimensions. The material that is used varies from plastic to chocolate to metal, and in some experiments, body parts can be 3d printed! The technology isn't new, in fact, it is more than 30 years old. Only now is it being used to its maximum potential.
There are quite a few types of 3d printers, including Stereolithography(SLA)Digital Light Processing(DLP)Fused deposition modeling (FDM)Selective Laser Sintering (SLS)Selective laser melting (SLM)Electronic Beam Melting (EBM)