Powder Power! Pwdr Is an Open-Source 3D Powder Printer That You Can Build
3D printing is slowly becoming the next big thing. Over the last few weeks, we've heard of people making everything from blood vessels to kid-sized exoskeletons--the possibilities seem almost endless. But what if you're too broke to buy yourself a 3D printer and too cool make yet another RepRep 3D printer? The answer is simple: cement your individuality and build yourself a Pwdr instead.
What's a Pwdr? It's an "open source, powder-based rapid prototyping machine" that works very much like the powder printers you see in factories, it seems. According to its GitHub page, you can build a Pwdr with off-the-shelf components, and it will only set you back approximately 963 Euros (around $1184 as of this writing).
The current model can make use of materials like gypsum, ceramics, concrete, and sugar, to name a few. However, once the SLS process becomes fully supported, you will be able to construct things out of materials such as ABS, PP, Nylon and a variety of metals.
If you're interested in getting a start on this new printer, check out the files on the Pwdr page on GitHub.
Cassandra Khaw is an entry-level audiophile, a street dancer, a person who writes about video games for a living, and someone who spends too much time on Twitter.
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