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RepRap - Desktop fabricator

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posted on Jul, 16 2007 @ 09:37 PM

"[RepRap] has been called the invention that will bring down global capitalism, start a second industrial revolution and save the environment..."
- James Randerson on the front page of The Guardian on November 25, 2006.

RepRap is a 3D printer that prints objects made of plastic, layer by layer. It is fully open source, which means - the tech is FREE for everyone to copy and distribute. It costs around $400 to build. Requires a PC and their free software.

The parts are modeled in the software (3D modeling) and the software sends the info down the printer which extrudes the parts by using molten plastic. Now you can make anything you wish, even the printer itself.

I'm seriously planning to build one very soon.

Here is the website:

posted on Jul, 16 2007 @ 09:47 PM
Yup, its cool stuff.

Got a long way to go still though.

Heres another ATS thread about 3D printers including RepRap.

posted on Jul, 17 2007 @ 12:21 AM
Great Scott!!!!!!!!!!!!

Just what I was looking for! I will start on it ASAP!


posted on Jul, 17 2007 @ 12:31 AM
Very interesting, indeed.

If only "Chad" and "Isaac" (and others) had one of these...

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