January 17, 2014
3D Printing presents a lot of unique opportunities for the model builder. While it is possible to build a zip gun out of it- those have proven to be unreliable. BUT,for someone like a model builder who knows how to design 3D parametric models- they could use this new technology to replace broken parts.
That someone would be me.
I expect the technology to roll around in the next 10-15 years and be affordable to most people by then. But I am intrigued by how much detail I can get out of a 3D printer if I can use one to make custom plastic parts for my model kits.
3D Printers have already helped prosthetic users worldwide.