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Originally posted by the secret web
Originally posted by SilentKoala
Unfortunately, corporations will probably try to horde the rights to create things, and anti-piracy sentiment will hold this technology back. Eventually the profiteering pukes will have to learn the facts of life.
3D Printing machines have been avaiable to buy for an age now, of varying quality and price. The best and most useful ones cost far bigger bucks as you'd expect. I've had stuff of mine 3d printed on a number of occasions and a few with lost of moving parts for client's future toy figure lines.(I have a couple of my 3d model printed out and sitting on my desk in frontof me now in fact.) They can do some amazing things but also have some nasty limatations at the moment.
Originally posted by big_BHOY
There are multiple threads on this subject each either have/had the same video posted or referenced the wrench.
Originally posted by Samsquanch
Meh, until I can go up to one and order tea, Earl Grey, hot, I won't be impressed.
Originally posted by Saidin
The only issue I have with that video, is the wrench they scanned didn't have a belt-loop on the bottom of the handle. Yet the one they pulled out of the machine did. I know the printers do what they say, but I think the scanning aspect maybe be further behind developmentally. My guess is they used their own model of a wrench, and the scanning part was just for show.
Originally posted by Saidin...their own model of a wrench... scanning part was just for show.
Originally posted by gunaire
I bet the Chinese are drooling. Think of what this could do for mass production.
Originally posted by RUSSO
reply to post by MainLineThis
earn the facts of life
FACT of live nr 1: Dont even bother read what you ever write.edit on 20-3-2012 by RUSSO because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Trueman
Why members keep posting?
Why mods are not closing this thread?
What's this mess?
Originally posted by TheLieWeLive
What amazes me is how it copied the working parts of the wrench and then made it work the same. How powerful is that scanner? Does it X-ray the part?