Quote Originally Posted by polyglot View Post
You can print in metal too, though it costs a bit more and isn't possible on typical home printers.
Yeah, I know. And I saw a printer that had no problem with making an adjustable wrench and colouring it at the same time out of some fine powder; I really liked it.
I don't particulary like the printers that use a thread of molten plastic to make stuff and the hype around them, instead the engineers who spend time fiddling around with them could make an affordable printer that uses granules of plastic, metal or even ceramic. I mean, the molten thread ones are cool for making knick-knacks but I want precision and durability. I thought of investing that 500$ in a tabletop lathe/mill combo instead of an 3D printer. Now, if I would only have that 500$