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This is What a 3D Printer Looks Like Completely Disassembled – Popular Mechanics

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Mar 11, 2016
“It appears kind of like magic,” began a science segment on the January 30, 1989, episode of Good Morning America, “but it is actually called stereolithography.” Onscreen, a machine shoots UV light into a vat of liquid, causing the liquid to harden. Later in the segment, Chuck Hull, the inventor of stereolithography, describes the system as “a three-dimensional printer.” Hull founded 3D Systems to turn it into prototypes of industrial parts. Currently it in addition retails a line of hobbyist printing equipment which ditch the vat of liquid in favor of materials which harden as they rad. The Cube of 3D Systems is already in its third generation, and 3D printing has come a long way too: The Cube is recommended for kids as young as eight.
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