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3D Printing no longer just for Rapid Prototyping
« on: September 15, 2010, 08:03:49 pm »
Found a thread about this from back in 08, thought It'd be a good idea to bring it up again as new developments have made this the coolest god damn thing since Fonzi.

And it's a subject near and dear to my heart as I'm already well versed in the sort of software you would use in tandem with these machines.

First, the NYTimes article:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/14/technology/14print.html?pagewanted=2&ref=homepage&src=me

Seriously, build a fucking HOUSE with a giant 3d printer?  I'm loving the implications.. 

and, in a lovely bit of synchronicity, as I was doing my morning do here at the office, one of the other engineers had left the latest tech briefs mag to read.  It contained this article:

http://www.techbriefs.com/component/content/article/8458

When the price of this tech comes down just a bit more, I'm thinking about forking for one and taking up custom EVERYTHING design.

Think about it:

1. No warehouse to house inventory.
2. No wasted material building things no one will buy.
3. No space at all needed except server space to showcase example 3d   
    models and photos of real creations.  and for the machine, of course,
    and the raw additive material.  But really, that's hardly too much to ask.
4. With 3D scanning technology, you can easily reverse engineer something
    and recreate it.

I'd eventually want to get into Metal work, and the technology for this has really advanced.

a company called Ex One has a patent on a hardening system, but I guess it's not the only way, as this video was done by another company.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B9VOwqtOglg

and here's Ex One's site.

http://www.exone.com/eng/technology/x1-prometal/process_prometal.html

I am loving the direction this tech has gone.
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Re: 3D Printing no longer just for Rapid Prototyping
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2010, 08:07:11 pm »
I just accidentally my pance.
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Re: 3D Printing no longer just for Rapid Prototyping
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2010, 08:13:06 pm »
a trade mag that i get that keeps up with stereo lith/rapid proto/3d printing stuff...
http://www.deskeng.com/home_rpm.html
tell them you're an engineer and get on their list...

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« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2010, 08:19:28 pm »
a trade mag that i get that keeps up with stereo lith/rapid proto/3d printing stuff...
http://www.deskeng.com/home_rpm.html
tell them you're an engineer and get on their list...

Thanks for the link. 

I could hang a cinder block from the wood this tech gives me.   :fap:
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Re: 3D Printing no longer just for Rapid Prototyping
« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2010, 08:22:44 pm »
if you had a desktop printer, you could print a cinderblock out right now, to hang from aforementioned wood.

also, there are pretty cheap ones available these days....
hell, there are open source homebrew plans on the intarwebs.
there's been a few threads about this technology before.

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Re: 3D Printing no longer just for Rapid Prototyping
« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2010, 08:48:17 pm »
If I had a 3D printer, I'd design something so much cooler than a cinder block to hang from my wang.
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« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2010, 09:01:33 pm »
If I had a 3D printer, I'd design something so much cooler than a cinder block to hang from my wang.

Small refrigerator or a fan, maybe?
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« Reply #7 on: September 15, 2010, 09:09:18 pm »
go for something hard to make in traditional ways.
a sierpinski pyramid, or something...

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« Reply #8 on: September 15, 2010, 09:20:02 pm »
go for something hard to make in traditional ways.
a sierpinski pyramid, or something...


Not nearly as cool as my suggestions

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« Reply #9 on: September 15, 2010, 09:23:56 pm »
maybe i could print out a cast net so i could catch the incredibly obvious jokes that i've been missing lately.
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« Reply #10 on: September 15, 2010, 10:10:43 pm »
If I had a 3D printer, I'd design something so much cooler than a cinder block to hang from my wang.

Small refrigerator or a fan, maybe?

I don't think anything will cool these boys off once I get my hands on one.

If this tech could go global mainstream with heavy subsidies to fund R&D and drive down prices to consumer levels, I see a possible revolution in do it yourself manufacturing. 

we could come a create-it-yourself planet. 

ok, maybe not EVERYTHING, but damn if the human cost in labor to create things would go way down, and we might get creative juices flowing at a global level. 

We become little gods of a sort, where whatever we think of and model in a virtual 3D environment, can be created from a bag of metal, plastic, or concrete dust in under 24 hours.

maybe a little too eutopia, but damn if it doesn't look nice from back here in the present.
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« Reply #11 on: September 15, 2010, 10:17:43 pm »
next step would be recycling of the crap produced back into the raw materials.

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« Reply #12 on: September 15, 2010, 10:20:43 pm »
If I had a 3D printer, I'd design something so much cooler than a cinder block to hang from my wang.

Small refrigerator or a fan, maybe?

I don't think anything will cool these boys off once I get my hands on one.

If this tech could go global mainstream with heavy subsidies to fund R&D and drive down prices to consumer levels, I see a possible revolution in do it yourself manufacturing. 

we could come a create-it-yourself planet. 

ok, maybe not EVERYTHING, but damn if the human cost in labor to create things would go way down, and we might get creative juices flowing at a global level. 

We become little gods of a sort, where whatever we think of and model in a virtual 3D environment, can be created from a bag of metal, plastic, or concrete dust in under 24 hours.

maybe a little too eutopia, but damn if it doesn't look nice from back here in the present.

Prediction:

The first mass produced Do It Yourself Home Manufacturing items will be sex toys. The second will be marijuana smoking implements. The third will be a 3d image that looks like one thing but when you actually print it it will be a 3d model of Rick Astley.
- I don't see race. I just see cars going around in a circle.

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« Reply #13 on: September 15, 2010, 10:43:55 pm »
If I had a 3D printer, I'd design something so much cooler than a cinder block to hang from my wang.

Small refrigerator or a fan, maybe?

I don't think anything will cool these boys off once I get my hands on one.

If this tech could go global mainstream with heavy subsidies to fund R&D and drive down prices to consumer levels, I see a possible revolution in do it yourself manufacturing. 

we could come a create-it-yourself planet. 

ok, maybe not EVERYTHING, but damn if the human cost in labor to create things would go way down, and we might get creative juices flowing at a global level. 

We become little gods of a sort, where whatever we think of and model in a virtual 3D environment, can be created from a bag of metal, plastic, or concrete dust in under 24 hours.

maybe a little too eutopia, but damn if it doesn't look nice from back here in the present.

Prediction:

The first mass produced Do It Yourself Home Manufacturing items will be sex toys. The second will be marijuana smoking implements. The third will be a 3d image that looks like one thing but when you actually print it it will be a 3d model of Rick Astley.

are you a fucking long distance mind reader?  I was having this EXACT conversation with my lady friend on the ride home from work.  She said she'd want a 12" black dildo if I started making them on the fly and on demand.  I fuckin love this girl's humor.

major innovations in tech almost always seem to originate in the porn industry.  never underestimate the power of people's need for an orgasm.

the Rick Astley shit made me choke on my beer. 
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« Reply #14 on: September 15, 2010, 10:47:12 pm »
If I had a 3D printer, I'd design something so much cooler than a cinder block to hang from my wang.

Small refrigerator or a fan, maybe?

I don't think anything will cool these boys off once I get my hands on one.

If this tech could go global mainstream with heavy subsidies to fund R&D and drive down prices to consumer levels, I see a possible revolution in do it yourself manufacturing. 

we could come a create-it-yourself planet. 

ok, maybe not EVERYTHING, but damn if the human cost in labor to create things would go way down, and we might get creative juices flowing at a global level. 

We become little gods of a sort, where whatever we think of and model in a virtual 3D environment, can be created from a bag of metal, plastic, or concrete dust in under 24 hours.

maybe a little too eutopia, but damn if it doesn't look nice from back here in the present.

Prediction:

The first mass produced Do It Yourself Home Manufacturing items will be sex toys. The second will be marijuana smoking implements. The third will be a 3d image that looks like one thing but when you actually print it it will be a 3d model of Rick Astley.

are you a fucking long distance mind reader?  I was having this EXACT conversation with my lady friend on the ride home from work.  She said she'd want a 12" black dildo if I started making them on the fly and on demand.  I fuckin love this girl's humor.

major innovations in tech almost always seem to originate in the porn industry.  never underestimate the power of people's need for an orgasm.

the Rick Astley shit made me choke on my beer. 

 :thanks:

I just saw Youporn is now advertising 3d porn videos on the net...
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