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Can you make a 3D model of a plant cell with a 3d printer?

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It is possible to create a 3D model of a plant cell by using a 3D modeling software program, such as SketchUp, and a capable 3D printer, such as MakerBot 3D Replicator. Once the design is complete, it takes up to 10 hours for the printer to create the model.

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3D printers typically utilize a spool of plastic filament to create models based on the design inputs that the user creates on a computer. Once the user threads the spool into the printer, the printer starts creating the model by moving back and forth, beginning with the base and moving toward the top until the process is complete.

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