Additive manufacturing gets all the glory, but 3D printing still has a lot of limitations. Chicago-based Inventables is trying to bring a little of the sexy back to subtractive manufacturing.
The company offers a relatively affordable 3D carving ecosystem, which includes both hardware and the company's free Easel software. Its carvers can work with materials like wood, plastic, and metal, resulting in robust precision parts and products.
Recently, the company announced that it would be giving carvers to 50 schools in the United States. The initiative is a response to President Obama's call to create a "Nation of Makers."
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