3D printing with Paper

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#1

I just watched this video about a 3D printer that uses paper to make 3D objects.

You can see it here: http://www.tested.com/tech/3d-printing/560464-meet-mcor-arke-full-color-paper-3d-printer/

I thought it was really cool. I’m wondering if you could use the GF to make something similar. You would have to stack and glue the paper yourself, which would be a labor intensive process. Aligning each layer properly might also be difficult. But if you had 2-3 registration holes on each layer that you could line up on small dowels, if should align pretty well.

I’m also wondering if it would work with a current inkjet printer. Print your layers on the printer, then cut them on the GF, then assemble them by hand.

Food for thought.


#2

Makes my fingers hurt just thinking of this. I have tried glueing paper art before. Time intensive. Yes. Great results. Meh


#3

Yeah, you could totally do that! On this scale it might be just super time consuming as @benwalker points out, but you can get some gorgeous results: http://www.eric-standley.com/
(this has been shared before on the forums: The work of Eric Standley)

I’m kinda curious to try this with plain white card stock and do a model of Rainier or something similar.


#4

Woods to pulp and back to wood composite. The Glowforge shall be my middle man. Lol


#5

made me laugh… heh can event start an art gallery based on the subject eh?


#6

I saw this when it was posted to Tested, I think it is interesting, but not quite there yet. Second generation perhaps.