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 Post subject: Anyone seen this yet - Staples 3d printing
PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 5:04 pm 
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http://www.cnn.com/2012/11/30/tech/inno ... index.html

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 Post subject: Re: Anyone seen this yet - Staples 3d printing
PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 5:11 pm 
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jabeck wrote:
http://www.cnn.com/2012/11/30/tech/innovation/staples-3-d-printing/index.html

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Based on the article this is the pinter they'll be using:
http://www.mcortechnologies.com/products/iris/

They don't say what technology the printer is using but if I had to guess I'd say it's something similar to PolyJet.

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Well, if the printers they are using are similar to the Maker Bot 2, then I doubt it would be able to print puzzles.

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 Post subject: Re: Anyone seen this yet - Staples 3d printing
PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 5:25 pm 
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Doing some digging, it seems to use paper as the build material. They have a "water based adhesive" to bond layers of paper together in a "lamination process".

I'm really curious what the end results are like.

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I heard it was a LOM machine.


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 Post subject: Re: Anyone seen this yet - Staples 3d printing
PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 11:24 pm 
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Taken directly from the article in the first post:
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The Iris printers employ an innovative method to generate objects, using reams of paper that are cut and printed while being stacked and glued together. This technique allows for a high-resolution layer thickness of 100 microns, similar to that of the MakerBot Replicator 2, but not quite as fine as the 25-micron capability of the Form 1.

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