Article on 3-D printers informative

Published: July 13, 2013
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Regarding “3-D blueprint for living” (News, July 10): I work for a rapid prototyping business and try to keep myself informed on the newest trends in 3-D printing because we use two poly-jet printers at our facility. I'm glad the article mentioned thingiverse.com, which is a great resource for anyone who wants to print 3-D objects but doesn't have the technical skills needed to design their own CAD files. The most amazing thing about this new technology is the vast diversity of businesses that have developed out of the new demand for rapid prototypes.

For instance, my company operates through FastProtos.com and specializes in providing high-quality plastic prototypes for projects that absolutely can't wait. We print and ship the same day; that's our niche. We also make other types of prototypes, such as machined aluminum parts and printed 3-D metal parts, but our primary customers want plastic parts to be produced quickly and to be affordable.

I wish Maker's Tool Works the very best as it satisfies the demand for consumer 3-D printers. It will be interesting to see how Maker's continues to innovate and bring new capabilities in 3-D printing into our lives.

Taylor Burke, Edmond

FastProtos.com is owned and operated by Marketworks LLC of Edmond.


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