By default, your 3D printer will print the model of a 3D object you want.
However, there are a few printers that can do other things with the object that you can’t.
For instance, you can print a model of your child’s school bus.
If you’re using an Arduino, you might be able to print the bus model on a separate board.
With the Makerbot Replicator 2, for instance, there is a way to print a real-world version of the bus, without needing a printer to print it.
We’ve also talked a bit about the differences between a Makerbot and a Thingiverse account.
But let’s get into the meat of the matter: which 3D modeling tool can print the objects you want?
For instance: what if I want a 3d model of the city, and the printer can print it without any other software running?
What if I wanted to print some models of the streets and sidewalks of New York City, but not the city itself?
Or what if the printer doesn’t need to know about the object it is printing?
The answer to all of these questions is different.
In this article, we’re going to look at some of the most common 3D printers, and ask you to pick one that is the best fit for you, your needs, and your budget.
We’ll start with a list of 3D Printers, and then move onto a few more, which we’ll discuss in a later article.
This article is also part of our 3D Printing Basics series, where we’ll get you up to speed on some of these basics topics.
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