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These College Students Couldn’t Afford a 3D Printer. So They Built One.

December 27, 2013
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These College Students Couldn’t Afford a 3D Printer. So They Built One.
Courtesy Deltaprintr
The innovators behind Deltaprintr hope to bring it to the masses.

For SUNY Purchase student Shai Schecter, the 3D printer on campus wasn’t a viable option due to its high cost and lack of usability. So Schecter enlisted the help of three friends to build a low-cost 3D printer that uses plastic. The Deltaprintr is a streamlined product that creates prints that are comparable to the high-end printers on the market, but at a fraction of the cost. What started as a project that would make affordable 3D printing available as a learning tool for educational institutions has been met and surpassed, as the Deltaprintr nearly sold out of preorders on Kickstarter in one week alone — an incredible feat for a team of twenty-somethings hoping to close the gap between professional and educational tech.

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