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NTU start-up launches first 3D printer and scanner combination

Published on Aug 12, 2014 4:20 PM

SINGAPORE - Blacksmith Group, a Nanyang Technological University start-up, has launched Singapore's first 3-D printer and scanner combination.

The Blacksmith Genesis, which looks like an oversized coffee machine, is a 3-D printer with 3-D scanning capabilities that can scan physical items into digital models.

This means that users will not have to apply complicated 3-D design software to create a model for printing. They can simply scan existing items, edit the digital scan on a computer if necessary, and print a replica out.

The machine can print an item up to the size of a large tissue box.

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