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Inside3DPDIY: 3D Printing Metal at HomeInside3DPMetal 3D printing is all the rage right now. Lets be honest, why print in cheap plastics if you can print in metal? Unfortunately, metal 3D printers are still way above the average consumer's budget, so they are used mostly by mega companies like …
MakerBot's Digital Store Now Prints Sesame Street Characters (mashable)
You'll soon be able to 3D print your own Mr. Snuffleupagus figurine. Characters from Sesame Street and Uglyverse are part of an effort by 3D printing company Makerbot to let users print out their favorite licensed characters from home.
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So far, only one Sesame Street character — Snuffy — is available for download, but many of the Uglies are now for sale, including Babo and Wage. More characters will be up for grabs in the coming months, but Makerbot is remaining tightlipped on which Sesame Street residents will make an appearance.
Each doll's printing pattern costs $1.29, while accessories like cars and houses can cost in the $2 to $4 range. After downloading the pattern from the digital store, the user prints it out using any version of the Makerbot Replicator newer than the second edition. The process takes between two and six hours. Read more…
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