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#1 ancientdave

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Posted September 04 2012 - 03:34 PM

You know those new printers that can create body parts, steaks and rocket components? How long do you think it'll be before someone figures out how to print some primo bud?

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Posted September 04 2012 - 03:45 PM

You can make actual firing assault weapons with one. . Plans are online.

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Posted September 04 2012 - 03:50 PM

What happens when the ink runs form getting wet?

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#4 jaredfelix

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Posted September 05 2012 - 01:09 AM

No ink lol all plastic, just like most ar-15s

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Posted September 05 2012 - 01:21 AM

Can you print me some dead presidents with that.

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Posted September 22 2012 - 03:03 AM

we're a long way from orgainc replication. plus you don't get something out without putting something in, even if and when the day comes that we do.

what we have now, is a computer controlled hot nozzle that melts a plastic string, that moves around while doing so, to build up, layer upon layer, whatever plastic shapes, are fed to it by programing to do so.

i'm still hoping i'll be able to have a place where i can have and use one, while i'm still alive in this world and this life. my situation and age does not make this a certainty.

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Posted December 26 2012 - 02:48 PM

I've wondered if in the future you'll be able to do this with chemicals, just whip up any chemical at will. :sunny:

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Posted February 18 2013 - 12:02 PM

I've wondered if in the future you'll be able to do this with chemicals, just whip up any chemical at will. :sunny:

yes. but you'll still need a source of organic compounds to feed the replicator.

in the mean time i've found several less expensive sources of hobbyist level 3d printers, which moves me one more step closer to owning one.

they're still hand made one offs. if they ever start being mass produced like conventional periferals are now, there's no reason the could not be marketed for VERY reasonable price.

the new and improved makerbot with all the bells and whistles my be between 1700 and 2100 $ us, but the 3d sys cube is 1299, the up 3d is 900, and solidoodle has one for under 500. solidoodle's 'full meal deal' is 799, and looking damd good to me right now.

they're all (the under $2k) still pay your money and wait x many weeks for someone to slap it togehter, or put the parts in a box and send it to you to do so yourself.

also supplies are still a bit spendy. a roll of fillament seems to be in $50 range, and i don't know how much volume of build you can get out of it. but it does look enough to be reasonable.

depending on how things look after the first of next moth, i may VERY soon be owning one.

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Posted February 19 2013 - 05:56 PM

Cool! What are you wanting to make with it? Trinkets and toys or whatnot?

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Posted February 24 2013 - 09:24 AM

Cool! What are you wanting to make with it? Trinkets and toys or whatnot?


model train parts mostly, and furry passengers to ride in them.

other mechanical parts to modify existing mechanisms possibly.

building parts in the same scale as the train parts.

custom leggo compatable shapes,
and small blocks compatable with other modular miniature building systems,
or possibly one of my own.

but mostly parts for my own train and building designs.

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