2012 marks the watershed moment when high-resolution stereo lithography printers became far more affordable. Here, rings created in Rhino 5.0 get printed on a $2500 open-source, open-hardware B9 Creator 3D printer.
Rhino's SLC export function can be used to create image slices used by the B9 Creator in its preparation process. Alternately, Rhino generates compliant STL files that work nicely with the printer's own slicing software.
If the McNeel devs incorporated B9 Creator printing directly from within Rhino 5, the combination would be irresistable to the swelling hoardes of makers, hobbyists, and even professionals.
These rings were printed at 25 microns Z-resolution in 5 hours.
Additional pictures and information on the B9 Creator can be found here: