3D printing growing as we speak


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Pretty amazing stuff.

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I know we've beat this topic to death, but I'm really intrigued. I subscribe to Computerworld at work and this came up today. Just amazing stuff in a seemingly short amount of time!

http://www.computerworld.com/slideshow/detail/121544/18-supercool-objects-made-with-3D-printers?source=CTWNLE_nlt_dailyam_2013-09-27#slide1

Amazing. Thanks for keeping us informed.

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I keep forgetting to bring it up, but I was at the Microsoft Store in theWoodfield Mall in Schaumburg last friday and they were selling a 3D printer for $2199.99.

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think of the cars you could make, that have never been kitted ... pretty cool stuff

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Very cool stuff. I want that guitar!

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Wouldn't 3D printing allow for hollow exhaust pipes without having to fabricate them from styrene or aluminum?

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Joe Handley, on 01 Oct 2013 - 3:16 PM, said:

Wouldn't 3D printing allow for hollow exhaust pipes without having to fabricate them from styrene or aluminum?

I'm thinking if they can do an aorta, a hollow pipe shouldn't be too tough!

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you can print a totally working motor in 1/24th scale if you have the right drawings.................... :)

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A 3D printer is going up to the space station so they can make parts on site.

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A 3D printer is going up to the space station so they can make parts on site.

Not surprised, there was something I saw few years back that they were talking about doing that as the tech improved tothe point it could be used to make things like wrenches.

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This was very cool. Thank you for sharing. I would love to have a 3D printer some day.

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Amazing stuff indeed, funny thing about it is a lot of today's technology is actually stuff most of us older guys read about in science fiction years ago and has now become reality! Just too KOOL!!! :D

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Click2detail.com

Finescale modeler had a short article about the company in the October issue.

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I would love to get some 3D printed figures in 1/8, 1/24, 1/12...to go with my cars....the possibilities would be endless

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Check out Industria Mechanica. He offers resin figures molded from 3D printed masters.

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Not model car related, but I have parts coming that were 3D printed to turn a certain airsoft gun into everyone's favorite cyborg cops weapon of choice. ;)

Edited by robiwon

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Got a Travers Tool Co. catalogue the other day. They are selling a 3D printer by Afinia that is accurate to 0.15mm (.006 in.). Not sure if this is close enough for 1/25 scale but larger scale might do the trick with a little finishing work. The price seems within reason at $1599.00. You could probably spend more outfitting a mini machine shop!

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Greg.... that is awesome with the car body. Totall cool.

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Not cost-effective (at $50k) for the home-modeler unless you just won the lottery, but here's a machine developed specifically for making wax patterns. Perfect for prototyping directly to molds or tooling.

http://www.deskeng.com/articles/aabmmz.htm

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