2D printer

2D printer

A regular printer. The 2D term is used when differentiating from 3D printers. See 3D printer.
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Similar to the way 2D printer drivers work, Materialise's user- friendly build processors simplify the 3D printing workflow and give users more control over their 3D print.
Researchers at the University of Newcastle in Australia have developed a saliva-based glucose test using a 2D printer, which could spell the end of needles and blood tests for people with diabetes.
Cube 3D Printer The first sub-$1000 consumer, plug & play 3D printer for everyday use The third generation Cube 3D printer is available with faster print speeds, higher 70-micron resolution and multi-material, dual-color cartridge system that is easier to load than a 2D printer cartridge.
I'm still saving up for a replacement cartridge for my 2D printer.
HP has launched its first 3D to 2D printer in the UAE.
The program also does something called tool-pathing, which is the 3D equivalent of rasterizing the image on a 2D printer.
Characteristically, this 2D printer is housed in a stainless steel IP65 washdown-resistant cabinet and features an armoured printing cable.
The machine is simple to set up with an installation process on a Windows-based PC much like a standard 2D printer with easy connection to LAN networks.
The result is a rash of RP machines that are basically 3D versions of a standard 2D printer.
Said company chairman John Ryan of the Iris, "It is the only printer than can make 3D objects in full high-resolution color, offering the same extensive color pallet found in top-of-the-line 2D printers.
ZPrinters create physical models directly from ZScanner data, or any 3D data, just as 2D printers create documents from word processing text.
There are millions of 3D designers using 2D printers who are ready to bring their designs to life in 3D," says Santiago Morera, HP's vice president and general manager of its Large Format Printing Business.