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Makerbot invents printing with wood and metal...

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It's ridiculous how much ill informed tech reporting is coming out of CES.

The Telegraph

"Now 3D printers can make fake wood, stone, and metal, until now 3D-printed objects have all looked like plastic, but Makerbot has created new material which mimic wood, metal and stone to make printers far more versatile"

Computer World

"Hands on with MakerBot's 3D printed wood, Later this year you'll be able

to print with materials containing wood, metal or stone"

Cnet

"MakerBot makes 3D printing more realistic with metal, wood and stone"

No!!, Later this year Makerbot joins the other filament providers like ColorFabb and ProtoPasta in providing composite materials containing wood, metal or stone.

the most ridiculous part is the "good news" Cnet lets us know about.....

In order to print the new materials, however, a new extruder is needed for each material type. The good news is all MakerBot's fifth-generation 3D printers support a Smart Extruder, which can be easily swapped out.

I hope the Ultimaker booth at CES is displaying some bronze, copper, and woodfill prints and lets every reporter know this is being done now, no need to swap out extruders!

http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/563390/hands-makerbot-3d-printed-wood/

http://www.cnet.com/news/makerbot-to-add-composite-materials-professional-service-and-remote-monitoring-to-its-5th-gen-3d/

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/news/11330038/Now-3D-printers-can-make-fake-wood-stone-and-metal.html

 

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