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MIT Researchers Streamline Multi-Material Printing

Although printers capable of creating multi-material 3D objects have been around for a while, the software that takes your model and turns it into a print has been slow and hard to use. In an effort to make multi-material 3D printing faster and easier, researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) have created “OpenFab: A Programmable Pipeline for Multi-Material Fabrication”.One of the biggest issues when printing complex surfaces has always been the fact that, before a model makes it to the printer, it has to be digested by software that can turn terabytes of geometric data into printer readable code. In the past,

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25 Jul
Tanya Weaver @tanya_weaver
A new piece of software could improve 3D printing by making multi-material prints easier to create. http://t.co/gjgBa21Uek (via @webjumper)
25 Jul
webjumper @webjumper
MIT Researchers Streamline Multi-Material Printing: A new piece of software could improve 3D printing by makin... http://t.co/Sl2kgpdzIE