An INSIDER story last week highlighted a 3D printer that uses a platform of movable pins to provide support for the created part. The invention eliminates the need for printed supports.
By reducing your support material, you reduce your time, according to the system’s inventor.
"If you can save half of that [time], your manufacturing time could be reduced to half a day," said USC’s Dr. Yong Chen. (Read our Q&A with Dr. Chen.)
What do you think?
This week's Question: Can Moving Pins Cut 3D-Printing Costs?