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Offline SRSemenza

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3D Printing On This Old House
« on: October 15, 2011, 12:29 AM »
We have had some three D printing threads  before, but seeing this in action is really something. It is really, really cool!

The home owner works in the business, and has "printed" the entire house and addition (scale model size) that will be added.  It comes out in full color.  Some other neat items are shown too.

If you havn't seen it be sure to check it out.  I could see this leading to being able to download purchased products someday.

Seth
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Re: 3D Printing On This Old House
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2011, 01:32 AM »
Ironically, NASA has funded research into printing full sized structures. THink BIG 3D printers extruding concrete.

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Re: 3D Printing On This Old House
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2011, 03:19 PM »

...  I could see this leading to being able to download purchased products someday.


Seth, in a relatively small way, that's already here: Shapeways
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Re: 3D Printing On This Old House
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2011, 03:54 PM »
big truck pulls up with 3d printer and you load your google sketch up into it and voila a printed house. just remeber to flip the image to be right way up lol

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Re: 3D Printing On This Old House
« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2011, 04:50 PM »
We have a couple machines similar to this in our model shop at work.   I believe we have one that works with metal powder as well as the ones that use plastic.   Very cool stuff.

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Re: 3D Printing On This Old House
« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2011, 05:24 PM »

...  I could see this leading to being able to download purchased products someday.


Seth, in a relatively small way, that's already here: Shapeways

Now that certainly has interesting possibilties.

Seth

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Re: 3D Printing On This Old House
« Reply #6 on: October 15, 2011, 08:18 PM »
We have a couple machines similar to this in our model shop at work.   I believe we have one that works with metal powder as well as the ones that use plastic.   Very cool stuff.

Fred

Fred, are you telling me you can print 3D models in metal?
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Re: 3D Printing On This Old House
« Reply #7 on: October 15, 2011, 09:03 PM »
I'm pretty sure we have one that uses metal.   We either have one or they're talking about getting one.  I'll check with the head of model shop and verify.

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Re: 3D Printing On This Old House
« Reply #8 on: October 16, 2011, 02:00 PM »

Fred, are you telling me you can print 3D models in metal?


Brice, you might find this video interesting:

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Re: 3D Printing On This Old House
« Reply #9 on: October 17, 2011, 09:46 AM »
Now that is pretty amazing!
Thanks John.
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Re: 3D Printing On This Old House
« Reply #10 on: October 17, 2011, 03:24 PM »
I saw that This Old House episode and thought, now that is really cool... this just elevates that thought to WOW!

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Re: 3D Printing On This Old House
« Reply #11 on: October 18, 2011, 06:34 AM »
That episode was really interesting, especially the 3D  printing.  The price tag on those printers must be  [scared]  through the roof, though.  Then again, when I bought my first laser printer in '89, it cost $1,800.  Today I can get one with far more capabilities for $150. 

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Re: 3D Printing On This Old House
« Reply #12 on: October 18, 2011, 11:27 AM »
Now here's the best use of 3D printing I've seen yet...  [cool]

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Re: 3D Printing On This Old House
« Reply #13 on: October 19, 2011, 11:22 AM »
We have a couple machines similar to this in our model shop at work.   I believe we have one that works with metal powder as well as the ones that use plastic.   Very cool stuff.

Fred

Fred, are you telling me you can print 3D models in metal?

Just checked with the head of our model shop and we don't currently have a 3d printer that works with metal, but are getting ready to buy one.

Sorry for the delayed follow-up, but just got back from the 2 day router class in Lebanon.   What a blast !!!

Fred
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