They Wanted A Few Strands Of Hair For The Toy… What They Did Will Shape Our Future!

A team at Carnegie Mellon University, came up with design and its concept actually seems very familiar to crafters everywhere. Inspired by the techniques in handling a glue gun, they used a conventional fused deposition modeling (FDM) to fabricate these types of plastic hairs. You know when you are using a glue gun, you finish adhesion and pull it away, a small thin thread of melted plastic trails off still attached to the target — SAME CONCEPT. The team admits in their paper to “exploiting” this phenomenon so that users can fairly easily add hair, fibers, or bristles to any selected area of their model.

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