See how 3D printing works in this short video. The machine shown is a 3DS Cube, which uses extruded ABS plastic.

This demonstration is courtesy of Alex Benham at 3D Systems.

This “part” took about 8 hours to design and print.

About this series:
Design Dictionary is a new Cooper Hewitt video series that vividly illustrates a wide variety of creative techniques. Covering everything from glassblowing to bobbin lacemaking to 3D printing, the series aims to demystify the making of objects by providing a highly visual, behind-the-scenes look into designers’ studios, schools and homes as they work. Each video in the fourteen-part series is under 3 minutes long and features a different designer or artisan hand-picked to demonstrate their skill in action. All videos were shot entirely on-location in New York City.

“Arp and Piano Beat” – Podington Bear
from The Sound of Picture Production Library