Answered By: Christie Hurrell
Last Updated: Nov 02, 2017     Views: 20

A 3D printer works by depositing a substance layer by layer until an object is formed. The printer in the Taylor Family Digital Library (TFDL) is a consumer-level machine, meaning that it creates small-scale objects using a plastic-based material. The process is much cheaper and less messy compared to that of large, industrial 3D printers.