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Germany: 1-2-3D printer at the ready

Germany, Hanover
March 5, 2013 at 12:38 GMT +00:00 · Published

Germany: 1-2-3D printer at the ready

Printing is not limited to paper and ink anymore. Now anyone can print 3D models of anything that comes into their mind.

The Fabbster 3D printer was revealed at the CeBIT in Hanover on Tuesday, the largest technology fair in Germany.

The award-winning printer uses advanced technology to send information from a traditional home computer to the printer. To print in 3D the user needs a Computer Aided Design (CAD) or an animation modelling software to create the blueprints.

However, there are models online that can be downloaded and used. It is even possible to scan an object in 3D use as a blueprint.

The printer can print toys, jewellery and mobile phone covers using different types of plastic. It prints the objects layer by layer by melting the plastic material using precise dosages and printing it through a nozzle onto a platform to provide perfect parts.

Susanne Zeitler, Public Relations Manager and Software developer at Fabbster said: "If you just lose something, a spare part gets broken or your favourite cup breaks then you can just make it."

It is available to buy through the Fabbster website or through online retailer, Amazon and costs around 1,500 Euros.

Around 4,100 companies from 70 different countries are in Germany for the technology fair which will run until Saturday 9 March.

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Germany: 1-2-3D printer at the ready

Printing is not limited to paper and ink anymore. Now anyone can print 3D models of anything that comes into their mind.

The Fabbster 3D printer was revealed at the CeBIT in Hanover on Tuesday, the largest technology fair in Germany.

The award-winning printer uses advanced technology to send information from a traditional home computer to the printer. To print in 3D the user needs a Computer Aided Design (CAD) or an animation modelling software to create the blueprints.

However, there are models online that can be downloaded and used. It is even possible to scan an object in 3D use as a blueprint.

The printer can print toys, jewellery and mobile phone covers using different types of plastic. It prints the objects layer by layer by melting the plastic material using precise dosages and printing it through a nozzle onto a platform to provide perfect parts.

Susanne Zeitler, Public Relations Manager and Software developer at Fabbster said: "If you just lose something, a spare part gets broken or your favourite cup breaks then you can just make it."

It is available to buy through the Fabbster website or through online retailer, Amazon and costs around 1,500 Euros.

Around 4,100 companies from 70 different countries are in Germany for the technology fair which will run until Saturday 9 March.

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