3d printers just keep getting better and better.
Normally you can see the successive print layers that the extruder head lays down (an artifact of the “top-down” technique that current 3d printers use). Much work has gone into making the layering as accurate and smooth as possible. I think they’ve done a rather nice job of it:
That’s a closeup of a 3d printed shot glass with a human hair in the foreground. Not a bad finish on the “glass”, no?
Just passed the $800 mark on the MakerBot ING account. Christmas marks the halfway point (wow, time flies when you’re saving for tech). Next Christmas is the ETA for Timberline Custom Woodworking (my sole prop WW business) to buy that MakerBot. Fifty dollars at a time and you can buy anything. 🙂