3D printers have come a long way, although they cannot be called mainstream yet. There are more of these printers in the market, though, and more services offering 3D printing. What is common about most 3D printers is that they build the items using some sort of material. Basically, the material of choice is used to build items layer by layer until the design is complete.
There is a newcomer in the 3D printing scene that gives a different perspective of how 3D printing is done. It’s called iModela.
Never mind the use of the “i”, which has gotten really old in the past years. iModela has something new to offer, which may or may not be better. Instead of building 3D items by layering the printing material, iModela does its work much like a sculptor who chisels his masterpiece from a block of wood or stone does. iModela uses materials such as plastic, foam, wood, or wax.
In order to use iModela, you need a block of any of those materials. The motor then does the work of cutting out the unnecessary parts in order to print your 3D item. Indeed, just like a human sculptor would do!
Now you might think that this 3D printer is bulky and difficult to carry around. It’s the opposite. iModela was designed bearing hobbyists in mind, and as such, the device is relatively small. It also has a portable case, which will allow the user to transport iModela easily.
Here’s how it works.
Indeed, we might as well call iModela a 3D cutting machine.