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More information and resources for 3-D printers

A quick overview of 3-D printing, including information the types of plastic filaments used to print objects, the costs of various available printers and where to find designs.
by Lillie-Beth Brinkman Modified: July 10, 2013 at 2:09 pm •  Published: July 10, 2013
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Find out more about 3-D printing online. Here are some resources, as well as more information about the 3-D printer being sold in Oklahoma City, the MendelMax 2:

Maker's Tool Works

For information about Maker's Tool Works, the Oklahoma City-based company now selling the MendelMax 2 3-D printer, go to makerstoolworks.com.

The company's standard printer is $1,595 for a kit that buyers build themselves. Like many 3-D printers, the MendelMax can use several different types of plastic filament to print — including the botanically derived Polylactic Acid, or PLA, or the strong, petroleum-based acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS). Lego bricks use ABS, for example.

The filament to supply the printer costs $36 per kilogram, and a 1-inch by 1-inch by 1-inch solid cube would cost about 15 cents to print, Makers Tool Works CEO Jeff Davis said. The printer can print objects about 12 inches high and 8 to 9 inches wide. How many objects a spool of filament will print depends on the density of the print that people choose, similar to the “fast draft” or “best quality” settings choices available for paper printers.

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by Lillie-Beth Brinkman
Lillie-Beth Brinkman is a Content Marketing Manager for the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce. She was previously an assistant editor of The Oklahoman
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