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Feathered_IV
01-11-2007, 04:55 AM
This is a 3D rapid prototyping machine you can have in your home. Nay, on your lap! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

http://www.newscientisttech.com/data/images/ns/cms/dn10922/dn10922-1_600.jpg

http://www.newscientisttech.com/article/dn10922-desktop...home-revolution.html (http://www.newscientisttech.com/article/dn10922-desktop-fabricator-may-kickstart-home-revolution.html)

Early days yet, but imagine downloading the file of any model. Any object or component. Then being able to have this thing fabricate it as a solid object. The scope for the model maker is pretty amazing. Scratchbuilding is about to get a lot more interesting http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

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Pollack2006
01-11-2007, 05:17 AM
Tea, Earl Grey, hot.

Jagdgeschwader2
01-11-2007, 05:21 AM
Wow! I could use that now! I would use fiberglass or plastic resin. Worth looking into for sure. Thanks for the link Feathered_IV.

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Worf101
01-11-2007, 07:17 AM
Originally posted by Pollack2006:
Tea, Earl Grey, hot.
Bwah ha ha ha ha....

Blood wine for all!!!!

pwnage for sure

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Akronnick
01-11-2007, 07:26 AM
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BSS_AIJO
01-11-2007, 08:07 AM
WOW!

I want one..

Imagine what one of these bad boys could be doing for the pit builders and stick modders.

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leitmotiv
01-11-2007, 08:26 AM
$20,000 to 1.5 mil---hmmm, well, if my Brazilian gold shares go berserk.... Damn, all the neat stuff that was supposed to happen in 1970 is happening 37 years later. I've been shafted!

major_setback
01-11-2007, 08:56 AM
I suppose in 20 years time they will be in every child's toybox.

A while back I saw a very good 3D printer that made really good quality models, a lot better than the one shown on the video in that link. The one I saw layed down a fine layer of plasic sand, then some sort of light (laser?) bar passed over the sand and the illuminated part solidified. Layers were gradually built up to form the 3D object. It was then just lifted out of the 'sand' box. The model that was formed was very smooth looking.

EDIT: I found something similar:

http://www.zcorp.com/products/printersdetail.asp?ID=1

http://www.zcorp.com/images/gallery/310/010.JPG

http://www.zcorp.com/images/gallery/310/007.JPG

There's a video on the site that shows it in operation (fast foreward through the boring bit).

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leitmotiv
01-11-2007, 09:08 AM
I could weep.

major_setback
01-11-2007, 09:18 AM
I have a cousin who used to work in the car industry, in development. He said they used 3D printers, and one of the interesting things is you can make 'impossible' models, like a cube with a spherical hole in the middle.

this picture reminded me of what he said. I googled 3D printers and found this, made by a 3D printer:

http://www.ualberta.ca/afs/ualberta.ca/service/www/CNS/RESEARCH/3DPrinter/ImageGallery/Neuron/photo_02.860x640.jpg <div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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major_setback
01-11-2007, 09:23 AM
Desktop 3D printer, 23,000 dollars:

http://www.tgdaily.com/2005/04/06/desktop/index.html<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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Jagdgeschwader2
01-11-2007, 09:31 AM
$23,000.00! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif Back to daydreaming then.

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BaldieJr
01-11-2007, 09:32 AM
cnc machines aren't new. you can buy em on ebay. i'm getting one in march.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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major_setback
01-11-2007, 09:37 AM
Originally posted by BaldieJr:
cnc machines aren't new. you can buy em on ebay. i'm getting one in march.



What will you do with it, if I may ask?<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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LEBillfish
01-11-2007, 09:48 AM
Originally posted by major_setback:
......The one I saw layed down a fine layer of plasic sand, then some sort of light (laser?) bar passed over the sand and the illuminated part solidified. Layers were gradually built up to form the 3D object. It was then just lifted out of the 'sand' box. The model that was formed was very smooth looking..


A UV laser and the material was the poly resin you saw as a clear liquid all around it...That liquid when struck with UV light curedand hardened.

As to this squeezing out a plastic from a tube, think about your normal printer.....What is the expensive part?....The now combination printer/fax/copy machine/scanner/etc. fo $30 after rebate?......Or the first cartridge of ink for $100 http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

More so, these are often very fragile pieces...Additionally what is their life as you may make it and a week later it is degrading.

Don't know, yet something to consider.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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BaldieJr
01-11-2007, 09:58 AM
Originally posted by major_setback:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by BaldieJr:
cnc machines aren't new. you can buy em on ebay. i'm getting one in march.



What will you do with it, if I may ask? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

use it to build a bigger badder cnc machine http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

i need one that can cut a sheet of ply (4' x 8') for kayak kits. i'll probably pick up pocket change doing engravings too.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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DxyFlyr
01-11-2007, 10:07 AM
I've got a 3" high model of a state house on my desk right now "3d printed" by a local company. They've been pushing this technology on the Architectural community for some time. I'd love to use it, but it's still a bit pricey for what you get.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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Feathered_IV
01-11-2007, 04:26 PM
Read the rest of the article chaps http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

It is the industrial versions that currently cost 20k to 1.5 million. These ones will start out at $2400 or 1200 quid. Thats the same price as a Commodore C64 with Hard Disk and Printer cost in Europe during 1986. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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Waldo.Pepper
01-11-2007, 04:30 PM
Imagine the environmental harm this will do if everyone (or lots of people) has one. Use of plastic will soar. What will this do to oil prices?<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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leitmotiv
01-11-2007, 05:11 PM
Agh