3-D printers: from plastic to chocolate

A 3D-printer is a machine by which one can print physical objects. For some time this was possible by means of professional businesses (so called fab-labs). Until recently, now it is possible to build a machine in your own living-room.

Correspondent Jaap Meijers, from daily ‘Trouw’ (saturday, 10th of April, 2010), wrote an interesting article about ‘The printer that prints itself’. See the following url’s;


RepRap (3D-printer selfbuild)

Thingiverse (digital designs)

Shapeways (3D Printing Service, Eindhoven)