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3D Printing in town for free



While 3D printing may sound Jetsons-esque, it is of the here and now. Computer-aided design (CAD) software is used to create a digital model of an object. The printer reads the file and then adds layer upon layer of colored filament to a surface until the object is completed.

The result could be anything from artificial limbs to eyeglasses to appetizers. Yes, food can be printed. To see the technology in action, visit the MakerBot store in Greenwich.

This outpost of the New York–based company sells its printers and printed objects, as well as hosts workshops and birthday parties.

Katonah’s own Martha Stewart recently joined forces with MakerBot to offer special filament colors (robin’s egg blue, anyone?) and downloadable product designs for items like coasters and napkin rings. The Katonah Village Library has its own 3D printer and user training sessions, as well. 

For Billy LaPierre of Yorktown, 3D printing has opened professional windows. He began using 3D printing to create replacement car parts and now has a wide client base of local inventors, architects, clothing designers, ad agencies, and educators. 

He says, “3D manufacturing is totally changing what people think. It used to be, ‘If I’m going to Mars, what would I take?’ Now it’s, ‘I’m going to Mars, I need my printer to make my house.’” 

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