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Originally appeared in The Trabecula Bench: Sintering
on January 1, 2009
The machine lays down an exact, 1/12-mm thick, layer of powdered polyamide—each layer represents a horizotal cross-section of Kyttänen's digital design—and a laser selectively melts and fuses individual particles of the thermo-plastic. As each layer is finished, the build-bucket inches downward to accommodate the next layer of powder.

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