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David Grantham



Location : Midlands, England

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PostSubject: 3D Printing   3D Printing EmptySat Jul 09, 2011 7:39 am

I dont remember if this topic has appeared before on CGT but nevertheless the video below is amazing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZboxMsSz5Aw&feature=youtube_gdata_player

Makes you wonder how long before you design a live diesel and out it pops from the universal manufacturing device (3D Printer).

Watch out China.
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pjti



Location : Galizano, nr Santander, Nth Spain

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PostSubject: Re: 3D Printing   3D Printing EmptySat Jul 09, 2011 10:41 am

Very interesting if the technology has moved on so far - I think the video is a bit misleading - the "scanning" part could not have allowed for seperate moving parts surely ?

Howsomever - a while back I put up a link for "reprap" which is an open scource project for a home made 3d printer - you can actually buy a kit !!!!!!! This works a bit like a printer having a hot glue gun in it, by moving the gun "head" around it leaves a trail of molten plastic which rapidly hardens. Rather a simple explanation but see this video for a good idea of what it is all about. Remember this does not involve 0000's of $/£, and can be built at home from a kit - after you build you kit you can grow another one - no I am NOT joking. I might have tried if I had the skills with Cad - it really is that cheap.

LINK :RepRap demo

RepRap wiki


For the wishlist

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pjti



Location : Galizano, nr Santander, Nth Spain

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PostSubject: Re: 3D Printing   3D Printing EmptySat Jul 09, 2011 11:27 am

Something to watch out for in the future

Build your own classes

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clive_t

Location : Portsmouth, England

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PostSubject: Re: 3D Printing   3D Printing EmptySat Jul 09, 2011 6:29 pm

I've just emailed them asking to be kept informed about future dates - fascinating stuff

If i find anything out i will post it here

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Fat Controller of the Great Unfinished Railway, formerly the S&CGR
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Carl Hibbs

Location : Haute Normandie - visitors welcome

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PostSubject: Re: 3D Printing   3D Printing EmptySat Jul 09, 2011 8:05 pm

We talked about this a while back but I can't find the thread... scratch

Just think what they'll be like in the future with further development. Shocked

These are obviously great tools for us and I could see whole armies of miniature cloned people being born in Portsmouth.
Blimey..... don't let Clive anywhere near your body with a scanner! silent
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clive_t

Location : Portsmouth, England

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PostSubject: Re: 3D Printing   3D Printing EmptySat Jul 09, 2011 8:19 pm


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Clive

Fat Controller of the Great Unfinished Railway, formerly the S&CGR
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