Wednesday, December 18, 2013

3D printing making museum artifacts more accessible

Mike Miller’s first exposure to 3D printing occurred in 2005 while serving as a resident artist at EIGERlab in Rockford, where he had access to a commercial 3D printer that jets multiple modeling materials simultaneously. Similar equipment costs in the $500,000 range.

He was behind the recent purchase of a $2,800 MakerBot Replicator 2X for the University of Illinois at Springfield’s Department of Art, Music and Theatre, where he serves as chairman.

The story was published on December 18, 2013 in The State Journal-Register.

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