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K-State engineers crafting prototypes with 3-D printers

  • The Wichita Eagle
  • Published Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, at 11:04 a.m.
  • Updated Wednesday, March 12, 2014, at 9:05 a.m.

Engineers and designers at Kansas State University are increasingly using 3-D printers to make prototypes for everything from formula car parts, tools, machine parts and even eyeglasses and custom-made clothes, according to a news release.

The College of Architecture, Planning & Design has two 3-D printers, one that uses strings of plastic and another that uses liquid resin and lasers.

Professors are beginning to integrate the printers in classroom work. In one class, students will use the printers to design and print their own custom-fit apparel and children’s toys, the statement said.

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