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High strength metals, large format.
1 posted on 02/10/2013 2:00:49 PM PST by null and void
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3-D Printer Ping


2 posted on 02/10/2013 2:01:57 PM PST by null and void (Gun confiscation enables tyranny. Don't enable tyranny.)
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I hope to get through reading this as I'm fascinated with the technology.

And a little scared.

What good that can be done is at least capable of doing evil

4 posted on 02/10/2013 2:18:21 PM PST by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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What an odd coincidence! I have just this evening finished the drawings for a device I have invented and will be taking to the local University Technology dept to have a 3D copy rendered. Unfortunately, the finished product will need to be made of an elastomer and all the University can make are ABS prototypes. BUT, injection molding will be used to produce scads of the thing, so the ABS can make the negative mold for the injection process.


6 posted on 02/10/2013 2:23:12 PM PST by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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First they came up with a cell phone that flips open,just like the communicator on star trek. Then they invented the taser that can stun somebody just like the phasers on that show. Now they're making a better than average attempt at inventing the replicator. I swear I can't keep up anymore.

CC

7 posted on 02/10/2013 2:27:21 PM PST by Celtic Conservative
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I was reading of a defense contractor that orders a rather large forging of specialty alloy, weighing about 80lbs... and the end result is about 6lbs. The rest of it is swarf in the bottom of the CNC machines.

That’s what the 3D machine market is aiming to change.


11 posted on 02/10/2013 2:47:30 PM PST by NVDave
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Great article. LOTS of good info and stuff I wasn’t aware of here, especially the ultrasonic and EB welding approaches. Keep’em coming!


18 posted on 02/11/2013 8:16:24 AM PST by Wonder Warthog
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