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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeSep 6th 2013
     
    Very enjoyable though, I am sure you agree.
    • CommentAuthorAsterix
    • CommentTimeSep 7th 2013
     
    I buy one when I can print a tuba bell in spun brass.
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    i wait for the software download of tuba-esque expertise into my brian
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeSep 7th 2013
     
    Posted By: AsterixI buy one when I can print a tuba bell in spun brass.


    I don't know about spun but sintered is possible.
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    You could even make a Klein bottle tuba that played itself through the fifth dimension.
    • CommentAuthorAsterix
    • CommentTimeSep 7th 2013
     
    The point I was trying to make about the tuba bell is that simple accretion often isn't good enough. Brass work-hardens, so a work-hardened spun bell has very different acoustic characteristics than a dead-soft bell. The same could be said for various steel parts, where work-hardening is part of the process.

    3D printing isn't the end-all for fabrication and probably never will be.
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeSep 7th 2013
     
    Nobody claims it is.
    • CommentAuthorAsterix
    • CommentTimeSep 7th 2013 edited
     
    Posted By: TrimNobody claims it is.


    A lot of uninformed people do. There are claims of being only a couple of years away from printing your own car, complete with engine, for example.

    I can see it for prototyping of simple items, where material characteristics, such as extreme strength, elasticity, conductivity, etc. aren't terribly important.

    Better yet are those who claim that in a couple of years, anyone will be able to fabricate one's own integrated circuits using a desktop unit.
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    Or a complete human body. Har Har. DOH
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeSep 7th 2013
     
    That will take at least twenty years.

    The old fashioned way only takes nine months.
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    I bet there's a way to speed that up
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeSep 7th 2013
     
    For marsupials, yes.
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeSep 17th 2013
     
    Po

    Invention jet prints nanostructures with self-assembling material.

    http://phys.org/news/2013-09-jet-nanostructures-self-assembling-material.html
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeSep 18th 2013
     
    NW

    New centre to host Singapore's first international 3D printing competition

    http://www.nanowerk.com/news2/gadget/newsid=32206.php
    • CommentAuthorLakes
    • CommentTimeSep 19th 2013
     
    Friends, Romans, countrymen, print me your ears! ;)
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    I come to bury Caesar, then to raise him - and reprint him!
    • CommentAuthorLakes
    • CommentTimeSep 20th 2013
     
    Ha! :)
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      CommentAuthorpcstru
    • CommentTimeSep 24th 2013
     
    3d printer for $100 - Peachy.
    • CommentAuthorLakes
    • CommentTimeSep 24th 2013
     
    Posted By: pcstru3d printer for $100 -Peachy.
    Very, very clever and simple, I love it!. :)
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeSep 24th 2013
     
    Ha, a really nice idea, floating the resin!

    More Canadian ingenuity. Gotta be smart to survive the winter in Saskatoon. Last time I was there it was -45 C.