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    3D Printer!...think of the possibilities!

    I received an email about this. Quite cool, actually.
    Check it out.




    Has anyone else heard of this?


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    Wow that's amazing! I bet that some day they'll be common in households and you could download blue prints off the internet to print different objects.

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    ..... 3d printers have been around for well over 8 years now, and yes the market is saturated with do it your self cheap printers. http://www.makerbot.com/
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    At the moment, the trade off between quality and price is pretty steep. Good quality printers and prints are very expensive, while cheap printers and prints are very low quality.

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    In the future, you could use this to make babies. And of course teleportation, where you sacrifice someone to accumulate data, and then recreate him or her somewhere else.
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    We're a bit late. Japan already has holographic pop stars now.


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    I thought 3d printers were referring to 2D holligrams. I guess this would be cool if you wanted to get into the toy business.

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    Amazing. Next they will be adding new properties into the mix to make the material look metallic or glass. The only lack of is cloth material and transparent material. This printer though will never see the light of day on the open public market. Imagine the patent infringements!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rist View Post
    Amazing. Next they will be adding new properties into the mix to make the material look metallic or glass. The only lack of is cloth material and transparent material. This printer though will never see the light of day on the open public market. Imagine the patent infringements!
    www.Shapeways.com

    They already have all those things. Well, their cloth is still rather crude, but it's getting there.
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    These 3D printers are bringing about the future.

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    These 3D printers are bringing about the future.

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    Now the next logical step is to make a 4D printer.
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    Actually they have these printers at my school, the "toy design" majors have to use them to make all of their class assignments.

    It's not that new of a technology, I think it may already be a standard in that kind of industry or with some other companies.

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    Not a fan of that spanner video - they're not entirely honest about how they created it (pretending they scanned it et al).

    But it is cool technology. Stereo-lithography using the liquid resin is probably the coolest aspect:




    Also check out the print this thread - http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=142460

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    (I can't believe that's from 2008 - still sticks in my mind. Awesome stuff )

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    I'm going to 3D print a 3D printer

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    think of all the things you shouldnt print... :3

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    ^^^ yeah that was my thought when i saw Mikes post above,... turned out to be a rocket.. :?
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