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Originally posted by kozmo
This technology is so 1990's! It is called FDM, or Filament Deposition Modeling, and has been used in rapid prototyping for over 2 decades. Stratsys is one of the biggest manufactures of 3D printers. The models are not very durable and cannot hold tolerances too much greater than one could achieve with simple hand tools. I sold this equipment for over a decade and had several demo machines in my office so I am incredibly familiar with it. This will NEVER be a single source of product.