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1 posted on 01/13/2013 8:38:24 PM PST by null and void
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3-D Printer ping


2 posted on 01/13/2013 8:39:30 PM PST by null and void (Confiscating guns enables tyranny. Don't enable Tyranny)
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Thanks for the thread. Please add me to your ping list.

Have you read 'Makers' by Cory Doctorow?

It's available for free download, although I did also buy a copy.

/johnny

3 posted on 01/13/2013 8:45:41 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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Marked! I’m getting one after I start working again.


4 posted on 01/13/2013 8:49:37 PM PST by Clock King
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I am going to print an idol of myself and have the locals worship me as their God.

/joke


5 posted on 01/13/2013 8:51:42 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper
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I go to the website 3ders.org often. They also have a list of a lot of printers , and a lot of articles on things people are doing with them.
6 posted on 01/13/2013 9:03:38 PM PST by Vince Ferrer
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the next gen of kids will have the coolest toys, imagine producing toys and remote control vehicles of your own design


7 posted on 01/13/2013 9:03:47 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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I don’t see this as being any more than a novelty in the consumer retail segment if the existing printer model for consumables is followed. The real profit center is the toner cartridges and not the printer itself.

The same thing will happen with feedstock for these 3D printers, rendering any output uneconomical. Better encourage an open source means of providing usable plastics. The “green” angle might be of some use even if it’s a sort of subterfuge.

This will have the effect of preventing the price of the 3D printer unit itself from falling to really accessible, cheap levels, but that itself would be a subterfuge as it is with computer printers. Or cell phones, for that matter.


11 posted on 01/13/2013 9:20:21 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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This is a boon to small inventors. Up until now if you wanted to have a prototype built you had to have a large run done. And then what happens if you find a design flaw? What looks good on paper can not work very well in real life. $10,000 just went down the drain.

With this you can make "a" prototype and test it without going to the expense of having a mold made.

13 posted on 01/13/2013 9:26:19 PM PST by Harmless Teddy Bear (Promotional Fee Paid for by "Ouchies" The Sharp, Prickly Toy You Bathe With!)
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I’m going to make a million making 3D Yodi.


15 posted on 01/13/2013 9:32:18 PM PST by this_ol_patriot
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But will it make 3d cookies?


16 posted on 01/13/2013 10:19:38 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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bookmark.


18 posted on 01/13/2013 10:33:28 PM PST by dadfly
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Interesting. Please add me to your ping list.


20 posted on 01/14/2013 1:04:37 AM PST by THX 1138 ("Harry, I have a gift.")
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If the printers used wax instead of plastic, it would be useful for the lost wax method of casting. Are there any that do use wax?


21 posted on 01/14/2013 1:20:35 AM PST by ResponseAbility (The truth of liberalism is the stupid can feel smart, the lazy entitled, and the immoral unashamed)
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Very informative, I may buy two different types, one that does small objects cheaply and another large enough for some particular pieces of equipment in short supply nationally.

You may add me to your ping list.

Communists will hate this, it takes their control completely away.


24 posted on 01/14/2013 1:58:07 AM PST by Eye of Unk (AR2 2013 is the American Revolution part 2 of 2013)
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26 posted on 01/14/2013 4:28:52 AM PST by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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27 posted on 01/14/2013 4:29:01 AM PST by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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28 posted on 01/14/2013 4:29:35 AM PST by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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The list seems quite limited:

http://store.qu-bd.com/category.php?id_category=13

These QU-BD printers are certainly within the price range the article purports to cover, but were left out.

This firm’s approach is of most interest to me because they are planning to introduce a 3D printer based on the technology base above, but which can be retrofitted with a CNC milling cutter head which seems QUITE powerful.

The combined unit (additive plastic extruder) plus milling cutter head is slightly over the $2K cutoff for the article, but the “additive only” model is <$1500, with larger print area than the above linked additive units.


30 posted on 01/14/2013 7:05:11 AM PST by Wonder Warthog
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When will 3D printers replicate themselves ?


44 posted on 01/14/2013 10:52:50 AM PST by mike_9958
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I bought a CupCake when they first came out. Please add me to the 3D printer list. Thanks!


46 posted on 01/14/2013 3:59:16 PM PST by beef (Who Killed Kennewick Man?)
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