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You wouldn't print a downloaded car.

That's win right there.
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post #12 of 63
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Originally Posted by Artemus View Post
3D printing has been around since the 2006/2007 time frame. Still interesting though.
Actually 3d printing has been around since the early '80's. When I worked for McDonnell Douglas back in '85, they were experimenting with it then. They had 4 engineering machines you could request a part be printed on to test tolerances.
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post #13 of 63
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Actually 3d printing has been around since the early '80's. When I worked for McDonnell Douglas back in '85, they were experimenting with it then. They had 4 engineering machines you could request a part be printed on to test tolerances.
I can't wait for 3d printing to become mainstream. It is the first step on the long road to a matter replicator as seen on Star Trek.
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3-d Penthouse!!! Whoo-Hoooooo
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post #15 of 63
3D printers are extremely useful. I have access to two of them.
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can you print a PC case?
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post #17 of 63
Quote:
Originally Posted by dioxholster View Post
can you print a PC case?
Computer case printing to your own specs FTW!
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Change the world indeed, and cost thousands their jobs in the process. I think id rather accept a large carbon foot print and keep what little jobs we still have in the US.
Total surplus gained by consumers is almost always greater than the surplus lost by producers due to lower prices. I learned that like the first day in intro economics. In your point of view, fertilizer and irrigation and every other innovation must be bad because they cost the jobs of manual laborers. You would be opposed to computers as well, because look how many abacus operators are out of work now.
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This might sound disgusting but can I print my "member". I have several uses for this in mind...
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post #20 of 63
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Quote:
Originally Posted by cdoublejj View Post
yeah all it can do now is print molds and models and plastic parts that's it. sounds like sensationalism to me.
Omnidirectional Printing of 3D Microvascular Networks
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/1...04625/abstract

This time i do recommend you to read it before commenting based on the knowledge from few years back...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mygaffer View Post
I can't wait for 3d printing to become mainstream. It is the first step on the long road to a matter replicator as seen on Star Trek.
I think cheapest Makerbot is around $1000. It has limited size but is definitely in the range for some people.

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Originally Posted by dioxholster View Post
can you print a PC case?
Stereolythography will give you (i think now its the biggest it possible to print) 59.0 x 29.5 x 27.6 inches ... so yeah, you can print a case

Also, more and more groups are working on new materials for printing thus expanding the possibilities of items done with 3dp... so possibilities, possibilities...
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