3D printing

3D printing in the home
By Mike MacLatchy
3D printing seems to offer the potential to produce almost any item a model railroader could need that isn’t available commercially. As the technology evolves, it is becoming possible to use “hobbyist” level machines in the home and achieve good results. However, challenges remain, and the cost is high relative to mass produced items. This presentation looks at the technology that is available for home use, the limitations, costs and how “best” to make use of 3D printing using some practical examples.

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