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Nirav Patel has Created a Program that Allows 3D Printers to Clone Keys

 - Jun 3, 2011
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Nirav Patel is a software development engineer that enjoys incorporating software and computer functions into everyday objects.

His latest project is something that one may just see put into mass production in the near future. Nirav Patel has developed a program that allows 3D printers to print keys and make copies of existing ones. 3D printers, unlike traditional inkjet and laser printers, use laser-etching on resin to make molded 3D objects. Because of their high accuracy, 3D printers seem ideal for key duplicating purposes.

Traditional ways of duplicating keys are done using a grinder that takes a skilled individual to operate. With this new software technology comprised by Nirav Patel, there may just be an easier way to clone keys.