Like a refrigerator or a cooker now, 3D printers will be commonplace in the dwellings of tomorrow.
Or like computer keyboard and an office desk, they’ll be a regular feature of the workplace.
We’ve heard a lot about the soon-to-be ubiquity of these new printing devices that turn out three dimensional items much turn out level documents.
But the extended vision behind the launch of a brand new consumer 3D printer by Toronto-based Poieo sees them as a familiar and friendly instrument in the classroom, also.
The Poieo3D Printer is placed as a consumer friendly, kid-friendly and environmentally pal device. About the size of a toaster oven or counter top microwave, three measurement can be created by the printer physical objects of about handheld size, around 7” x 3” x 3”, or 200mm x 100mm x 100mm.
Routine printers use ink to lay down text or images on a flat piece of paper; 3D printers use substances like plastics, starches or biomass to lay down layer upon layer upon layer, building up the three dimensions of an object with each pass of its printer nozzle.