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The History of 3D Printing
2013-09-20 10:14:26

Three-dimensional printing, also known as additive manufacturing, is the process of using additives to form solid 3D objects of virtually any shape from a digital model. This is achieved using specially formulated additives, such as plastics, that are formed into successive layers of material typically laid down on a platform in different shapes. 3D printing is uniquely distinct from a more...

Peripheral
2010-09-17 11:51:29

A peripheral is a piece of equipment that is attached to a host computer without being a part of it and is instead dependent on the host. It broadens the capabilities of the host, but does not form part of the core computer architecture. Common examples of peripherals include computer printers, scanners, headphones, speakers, and webcams. Some peripheral devices can be attached directly to the...

Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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