Comment: Rapid Prototyping

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Rapid Prototyping

I have been using 3D printers for 6-7 years now regularly for my job. You can make larger parts by breaking up your design and then printing it in segments that can be bonded together later. Right now it is pretty expensive to rapid manufacture parts, but the technology is useful for making prototypes to test the fit and finish before investing in hard tooling. The last part I had printed was a housing for an air pump. It was approx 4" x 6" x 9" and cost around $800 to print...