Open-source 3D printed parts often stronger than proprietary versions

The idea of a do-it-yourself manufacturer is really coming to the forefront. The development of the RepRap, an open-source self-replicating rapid prototyper, has made 3D plastic printers readily available to the public because of their extreme low costs. Commercialized RepRap derivatives like the Lulzbot TAZ sell for around $2000 assembled and a basic kit to built a RepRap can cost less than $500.

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