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3D printing is considered to be one of the next big things in the manufacturing world. Also known as additive manufacturing (AM), it allows for products to be designed with geometry which was not achievable by traditional manufacturing methods. AM is done layer by layer using many different materials including metal, plastics and nylon. AM is useful for many different sectors of the world, ranging from aerospace to medical fields. A portable 3D printer would allow for on-site creation of 3D printed parts. There are also learning opportunities. If students had their own personal 3D printers, they could rapidly prototype their designs anywhere. In this report, we look at some potential designs which allow FDM AM to be brought wherever it is needed.
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