Smarter 3D Printing…by Hand

More tools for your 3D printing oeuvre.

Consider it a handheld 3D printer of sorts—and not of the stringy-glue gun variety. The FreeD is MIT’s latest cool piece of tech that is essentially a handheld milling machine that allows a user to sculpt a pre-defined shape from a 3D model. As 3D printer manufacturers are moving towards higher resolution and accuracy in their prints, the FreeD’s aim is just the opposite: how do you add a handmade appearance to otherwise smooth surfaces?

from – The Free-D: MIT Researchers Develop ‘Smart Tool’ for Hand Carving Pre-Defined CAD Models.

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