3-D printer

noun

Definition of 3-D printer

:a device used to manufacture objects by depositing material in successive layers according to a prescribed pattern or model :a machine used for 3-D printing
  • Mr. Drumm … designed the Printrbot, a desktop 3-D printer kit. Like a number of other 3-D printers, it uses heated plastic—applied layer by layer to a heated bed by a glue-gun-like extruder—to turn designs created on a computer into real objects.
  • —Steven Kurutz

First Known Use of 3-d printer

1991


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