3D printers: What you need to know Video
3D printers: What you need to know Video Transcript
Printer technology is changing. The latest 3-d model allows you to change. Prices have come down. Scott stein is a cnn editor. If they asked you to pose? I'll think about it. I need a good night about it. What do these new models of printers have? Well, the new models are actually working off of old technology because this has been around for 30 years and the consumer grade versions of these are using a combination of expired passes and open source technology to put it in the consumers' hands for the same price. They're taking abs plastic or pla plastic and they're layering it. Hot plastic in layers to turn it into shapes and you can prinld out in pretty complex shapes. Here's a sches piece, wrist piece. This is an open source design. You can see this is all one print and it has the joints built into it. Tell us about the possibilities and licmitations. Sure. The possibilities are of the maker movement and the home creators. It's like a sewing machine. It's something you put in your home for creating and crafting prototoe types if you're a person who wants to design something and you want to get that idea into a fiscal working model. The limitation is that they feel a little bit lightweight or junker. They're not meant to replace -- it's not like star track where you're going to prinld out the actual object at home but it's great tool for printing out a short term solution or model. Prototype. Right now we're printing out the cbs eye. Before we're done you can take it home and hang it above your mantle. Why would a regular person want one of these? I think a regular person with a creative mind, they'd want it. For a consumer, it's not about mass consumption in terms what you need. People have hacked together replaceme replacement parts nr devices they have. You can see staples get it into and places like ikea. Then there 's the controversy. There is. About making guns on the internet. That because political snamt in a lot of ways because of the statement about gun regulation, but certainly absolutely, you know, you're looking at pieces that are being used to put together pieces of a gun. However, it's not like you can press a button and the gun will print out. They're giving you vilk pieces. The point being, yes, you're dealing with a tool that you're using like in a tool shop. You can build things. So the opportunity to build all sorts of things that are suddenly available that wasn't there fwfr. This is going to be a hot item for consumers at some point. I think the sewing machine analogy is it for me. The average price is still around $1,299. The spools of plastic cost $50 each. It's not something like a printer. You're not going to put this in your home next to the coffee machine. You can see in the green room we're printing another chess piece. How long does it take to create that? It takes some time. It depends how complex the object is. You can see it's not instantaneous. If you think it's like printing out a letter, you're going to be silting there. In your tool shop. You have a tool shoch right now. K50e7 it in your garage. I need one. What is it printing now? A hammer. This all came out of that maker movement to be something to excite. Thanks, scott. Thanks. I'm just thinking about the tool shop. Thank you, scott. Paul fieg has become hollywood's go-to director aboutwomen.