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Thruxtonbill
07-13-2011, 09:12 AM
If posted before, ignore
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZboxMsSz5Aw&feature=youtube_gdata_player

Chris300s
07-13-2011, 02:59 PM
Nice pony tail and Cosby sweater!
Seriously though, that is one of the coolest things ever. Leno has one in his shop to replicate and fit custom parts.

telecast
07-13-2011, 03:37 PM
That's almost scary. Very cool.

Can you imagine the Christmas party at that place? They ain't just photocopying their asses...

Nobody
07-14-2011, 02:33 AM
That's almost scary. Very cool.

Can you imagine the Christmas party at that place? They ain't just photocopying their asses...

It'd certainly put a new spin on keeping nude photos of ex's I've seen similar devises like this called Maker Bots (or something like that) that use thermal plastics. And there was/is an artist that does beautiful 3d mathematically derived sculptures using powdered metals in a similar method.. The individual part colouring is a new twist I've not yt seen though.

rofl. just saw this comic
(http://xkcd.com/924/)

Gas Man
07-16-2011, 09:59 AM
That is nutso... you watch something like that will completely change our world some day.

telecast
07-16-2011, 10:12 AM
I'm guessing it already is. I showed this to some engineers at work and there were several that were aware of this and similar technology using other materials, like Nobody referred to.

In the video they talk about using it in space for tools. Think about that...anything they need that will fit in the printer and can be made from that stuff can be made on the spot. The space station calls NASA and tells them they have a broken widget and need the tools to replace it. NASA upoads the files to the space station, they 'print' the widget and tools, done. A lot cheaper than sending a mission up there with a a replacement part and a couple of tools.