This ball bearing gear part started as a 3-D image on the screen. A 3-D printer, using melted hard plastic, then turned the image into an object. The object came out of the 3-D printer so exactly replicated that the separate circular gears all move smoothly within each other.
This ball bearing gear part started as a 3-D image on the screen. A 3-D printer, using melted hard plastic, then turned the image into an object. The object came out of the 3-D printer so exactly replicated that the separate circular gears all move smoothly within each other. The Wichita Eagle
This ball bearing gear part started as a 3-D image on the screen. A 3-D printer, using melted hard plastic, then turned the image into an object. The object came out of the 3-D printer so exactly replicated that the separate circular gears all move smoothly within each other. The Wichita Eagle

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