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2012-07-12 07:05:59

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online 3D printing has emerged as a crucial tool for designers and the DIY crowd. But some people believe it might just revive manufacturing, and hopefully jobs, in the U.S. A 3D printer deposits material in designated patterns, just like laser or ink-jet printers deposit ink on paper. But the new style printers deposit material - generally a polymer - that forms a three-dimensional object. Objects are built one layer at a time. Companies...


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monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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