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‘On-the-fly’ 3-D print system prints what you design, as you design it

3D printing has become a powerful tool for engineers and designers, allowing them to do “rapid prototyping” by creating a physical copy of a proposed design. But what if you decide to make changes? You may have to go back, change the design and print the whole thing again, perhaps more than once. Cornell University researchers have come up with an interactive prototyping system that prints what you are designing as you design it; the designer can pause anywhere in the process to test, measure and, if necessary, make changes that will be added to the physical model still in the printer.

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