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(kăl′ĭ-pĕr) [Fr. calibre, diameter of bore of gun]
A hinged instrument for measuring thickness or diameter.
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Hamburg-based manufacturing partner, Laser Zentrum Nord, handled the actual printing, creating the calliper using four 400-watt lasers to help fuse layers of titanium alloy powder.
Her mother even made toy callipers out of plastic straws for Philippa's dolls to reassure her daughter.
"As far back as I can remember all my toys had callipers," she says.