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MIT Media Lab is using a robotic arm with a modified MakerBot printer head. They are also experimenting with printing using other material forms like concrete and shredded plastic milk jugs.
Here is a YouTube video of their robotic arm printer.
HMS Beagle Science Store - voted Coolest Store in Kansas City
Check out these local Maker friendly companies.
Check out these other great Maker Friendly groups:
Black Family Technology Awareness Association
LEARN Science & Math Club
KC Science INC
Omaha Maker Group - OMG