Ace Monster Toys may be down a laser right now, but we have acquired a Zcorp z402 powder printer. This prints 3D objects with various powder materials. There are groups at UC Berkeley and the University of Washington experimenting with alternative materials and hacking these printers as well.
Stefan, our resident Romainian, went down to Long Beach to pick this bad boy up. We found it on Ebay for a steal and did a pledge drive to acquire it with a bunch of people chipping in. The best proposed name for this machine so far is "Dusty."
We had this to the large CNC router we acquired last month and the currently needing a new laser tube 80w laser cutter, thus improving our available tools at AMT!