Other media besides plastic? Answered
So I recently started looking into some of the 3d printing stuff as a way to make a number of laboratory items that are not easily had other ways.
While 3D printing seems really promising, i'm noticing there's not alot of work being done on non-plastics.
Are there resources out there for 3D printer enthusiasts who want to use metal or ceramics in there creation?
Off the top of my head, i can think of a few ways that they could be encorporated into an existing 3d printer (metal and ceramic powders in a wax binder that can zapped with a laser to fuze it into place), but I'm only just barely getting into this and i'm really not looking to reinvent the wheel simply because i didn't know that it's already been done.
If plastic went entirely by the wayside, pieces that could be cured in a conventional oven could be printed, but fully cured, ready to go products are sorta the point of a 3d printer.