Originally posted by Somamech
Have you had a part made from an SLA Machine from Either the OLD Days or the New Days ?
Ask Engineers what they like to work with
Granted though mate some Machines which deposit material layer by layer have incredible resolution compared to other machines
Originally posted by ishum
Printer for buildings
Human body parts
all of them amazing.edit on 21-3-2012 by ishum because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by onthedownlow
I am just wondering how effective paper wrenches are, and is there really a need for paper wrenchers once paper women are discovered?
Originally posted by OrphenFire
reply to post by Somamech
I was an FC in the Navy, so I studied advanced electronics (radar systems, weapons targeting, etc.) I know how to build a circuit board, and this 3D printer still impresses me.
Originally posted by xFloggingMaryx
3D Printers are awesome. When I heard about them years and years ago... I thought they were going to be very important in the future. And I'm sure they eventually will be... but I've got to say, I'm still surprised that they are not mainstream yet.
I mean, not only are they selling 3D printers now, but you can even buy kits to MAKE a 3D printer yourself! And yet I've still never seen one in person.
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?
There is gonna be a bigger problem with "knock off" parts being created. I see this thing running into copyright issues big time.
EXACT replicas of a man's thumb bones have been made for the first time using a 3D printer. The breakthrough paves the way for surgeons to replace damaged or diseased bones with identical copies built from the patients' own cells..
"In theory, you could do any bone," says Christian Weinand of the Insel Hospital in Berne, Switzerland, head of the team that copied his thumb bones. "Now I can put spares in my pocket if I want," he says.
A husband-wife team of researchers at Washington State University can manufacture bones with 3D printing technology, a breakthrough idea they hope will change the future of medicine. This year, scientists have also developed 3D printing techniques that can be used to create human organs as well as the blood vessels that would connect them to the recipient and could one day solve the problem of organ donor shortages. We know what you're thinking. Pretty soon science is going to 3D-print a horrifying real-life Frankenstein that will eat all our kittens. That would be a funny movie, but the science fiction-like reality is much more promising.
Originally posted by DAVID64
10 - 20 years from now they may even be printing human parts like an assembly line. Imagine, you need a heart, your doctor prints one out and the surgeon puts it in. This has so many possibilities, it's hard to imagine all the things it could be used for.edit on 20-3-2012 by DAVID64 because: (no reason given)