3D printing is any of various processes to make a three-dimensional object. In 3D printing, additive processes are used, in which successive layers of material are laid down under computer control. These objects can be of almost any shape or geometry, and are produced from a 3D model or other electronic data source. A 3D printer is a type of industrial robot.
My goal was to build a cheap and inexpensive 3D Printer for less than 100 Dollar/Euro What are the features of the Poor Man's 3D Printer ? - Fused deposition modeling ABS/PLA- Heat bed - use of open source firmware, modified version of Tonokip - free host software, Repetier-Host - bowden-extruder - max. build size 40mm x 40mm x 40mm - resolution 0.08mm
"Material Development for Fused Deposition Modeling", Presented by Martin Faber, Applied Polymer Innovations/ Innofil3D - 3D Printing Materials Conference & Expo, http://www.3dprintingmaterialsconference.com/3d-printing-materials-conference/material-development-for-fused-deposition-modeling-presented-by-martin-faber/