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Old November 30, 2012, 03:32 PM   #9
FrankenMauser
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You can 3D print with almost any material now.
I'm sure Staples will be using basic polymers. But, there are many other methods and materials being used now:

Sand (building molds for castings, and/or sculptures*, etc)
Metals ("selective laser sintering" as well as standard polymer deposition)
Plaster
Wood fiber
Silica (glass)
Ceramics*
Gypsum*
And more...

If you can imagine it, it's probably being done. Some of the methods and materials just aren't exactly cheap....


*Edited to add.
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