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Mac Funamizu's Dream Printer Creates Fully Folded 3D Models

Origami is in serious danger of becoming irrelevant if the Dream Paper concept from Mac Funamizu ever becomes a reality. Dream Paper is a type of 3D printer that can cut and fold paper as it's printing.

The idea behind the printer is to make complicated 3D models easier to make. Cutting and folding are not the toughest things to do, but when it comes to complicated shapes and figures one wrong fold or cut can set an entire project back. Dream Paper would let you program instructions via Bluetooth or WiFi with the designer comparing it to embedding Javascript in paper. Printing in 3D is becoming less expensive and more popular day by day. A home printer that can print an entire paper model in 3D may be standard in the next few years.