Today all the 3D printers that we can buy on the market follow the same process to create objects. By heating the materials until they become liquid, the object is created that when drying remains rigid and ready to use. Now it seems that work is already beginning to get one printer that not only uses one material, but can combine several at the same time.
HP has been one of the first companies to start researching in the development of a printer of this type that would allow, as we already said to use several materials, and with it, for example, obtain objects that were rigid, but also had parts. flexible.
In addition to the companies in the sector, there are many others investigating in this regard, and for example a group of researchers from the prestigious Harvard University have already developed an iprinter of this type, which will be marketed by the company Voxel8 and that offers the user two heads, one that melts plastic and the other that can melt a conductive material that allows creating circuits on a piece.
Esto it will allow us, for example, to create electronic circuits with the same device and not having to resort to several to build them. In addition, these may be three-dimensional and not two-dimensional as up to now, which opens a new field that must be studied and worked calmly.
This printer is already for sale in the market, although that if with a U.S. dollar price 9.000 which makes it an object within the reach of very few individuals, but that of many professionals who can see it as a very interesting resource.
3D printers continue to evolve and for the moment we still cannot enjoy a device of this type with two heads that allows us to combine the materials that we want, but the printer that Voxel8 already sells is undoubtedly a very important step.