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3D printing killer apps

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MOST Delta filament as guide.JPG This page was part of an MTU course MSE4777 OA and MSE4777 OB/MSE5777/EE4777/EE5777: Open-source 3-D printing

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We know from this class that 3-D printers can be incredibly useful tools for prototyping and direct digital manufacturing for engineers and scientists. The costs savings are generally 90-99% as compared to commercial products.[1][2] Are 3-D printers useful for everyday consumers?

A few Michigan Tech studies have shown that 3-D printers are cost effective for consumers if they print 1 product a week. [3] [4]

What about killer applications? Are there free 3-D printable designs for products that make a 3-D printer immediately worth purchasing even if only to print out a handful of these products?

Killer Applications of 3-D Printing for Consumers[edit]

Please list [URL of design Name of object], cost, [url of commercial equivalent], sign/date with 4 tilde symbols

  1. Compound Bow Balancer, $290 [5] Joshua Pearce (talk) 19:09, 5 November 2019 (UTC)