$1 Million Printer Prints Titanium Balls


How exactly do you justify a million dollar 3D printer? We're not sure, but we'll gladly gawk at what others have created, including a golf ball made from pure titanium powder. And if you don't have $1 million to spare, don't worry, i.materialise will do the dirty work for you.

"We're overjoyed that we're the world's first 3D printing service to let consumers order titanium 3D prints," the company said. "Titanium 3D printing opens up an entirely new world of advanced engineering, manufacturing, and jewelry applications for creative people worldwide. Titanium's high heat resistance, high accuracy, and unparalleled strength lets designers now make things that before now could only be made by the research and development departments of only the largest corporations in the world."

Of course, outsourcing your 3D titanium projects will cost a pretty penny, too. A standard 2cm x 2cm x 4cm print with a volume of 1 cubic centimeter runs $124, and a part with the same bounding box and 4 cubic centimeters of volume will cost $192, i.materialise says.

Image Credit: i.materialise

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