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    cardinal puff 887 2012-01-24 11:25:10.0 login to vote score 0
    I'd rather download a fully armed and functional battle station.
    muninsfire 189 2012-01-24 11:26:34.0 login to vote score 1
    Diamond Age, here we come!
    muninsfire 189 2012-01-24 11:28:36.0 login to vote score 0
    Though it's a bit disappointing that all these things are pretty much limited to plastic at the moment; it'd be nice to be able to produce iron or aluminum items, so you could download a -workable- car.
    burntman 1528 2012-01-24 11:29:43.0 login to vote score 0
    There goes the toy industry.
    muninsfire 189 2012-01-24 11:31:00.0 login to vote score 1
    burntman: There goes the toy industry.

    Y'know, just because "you can make it yourself" doesn't mean that people -will-.

    There will always be a market for doing things for people who can't or won't learn how to do them for themselves--that's why tier 1 tech support exists.
    eddyatwork 998 2012-01-24 11:33:06.0 login to vote score 0
    Fuck yeah I'd like to download a car!
    ricardo shadowban 8391 2012-01-24 11:33:37.0 login to vote score 3
    muninsfire: Y'know, just because "you can make it yourself" doesn't mean that people -will-.


    twitch osx 948 2012-01-24 11:40:34.0 login to vote score 0
    muninsfire: Though it's a bit disappointing that all these things are pretty much limited to plastic at the moment; it'd be nice to be able to produce iron or aluminum items, so you could download a -workable- car.

    I was thinking the same thing. Not gonna get far in a plastic car.
    muninsfire 189 2012-01-24 11:41:15.0 login to vote score 1
    twitch osx: I was thinking the same thing. Not gonna get far in a plastic car.

    Well, there is some use for 'em. I mean, Saturn did well for quite a while, y'know?
    keerbip 4358 2012-01-24 11:41:51.0 login to vote score 1
    muninsfire: Though it's a bit disappointing that all these things are pretty much limited to plastic at the moment; it'd be nice to be able to produce iron or aluminum items, so you could download a -workable- car.

    Download a printer made out of plastic that can produce iron and aluminum items.
    agburanar 2333 2012-01-24 11:42:49.0 login to vote score 1
    burntman: There goes the toy industry.

    Want to take bets on how long till Hasbro and Games Workshop are bringing suit against Pirate Bay as well?
    twitch osx 948 2012-01-24 11:43:09.0 login to vote score 0
    muninsfire: Well, there is some use for 'em. I mean, Saturn did well for quite a while, y'know?

    And we all see how well that worked out.... but I don't think they used a whole lot of plastic in their engines. That's not going to work out well either.
    paranoyd 6555 2012-01-24 11:47:44.0 login to vote score 0
    twitch osx: I was thinking the same thing. Not gonna get far in a plastic car.

    What about an Electric one?
    agburanar 2333 2012-01-24 11:50:32.0 login to vote score 0
    twitch osx: And we all see how well that worked out.... but I don't think they used a whole lot of plastic in their engines. That's not going to work out well either.

    What killed Saturn wasn't the plastic, it was the plant. They got great reviews and had pretty good reliability ratings when they did everything in the Tennessee plant, instead of getting everything from the other GM plants and only doing final assembly there. Once they started installing engines and dashboard assemblies made in Mexico, the quality went to shit.

    paranoyd 6555 2012-01-24 11:54:57.0 login to vote score 4
    agburanar: What killed Saturn wasn't the plastic, it was the plant. They got great reviews and had pretty good reliability ratings when they did everything in the Tennessee plant, instead of getting everything from the other GM plants and only doing final assembly there. Once they started installing engines and dashboard assemblies made in Mexico, the quality went to shit.

    Wait - are you saying they built a product in America with American workers and Americans were able to afford it? And when they outsourced to other countries the perceived value was less and people wouldn't buy them anymore? I thought products were only affordable by Americans if they were made in places like China!
    bake 2096 2012-01-24 11:57:08.0 login to vote score 0
    so all you need it 15k for a entry level 3d printer, and you can DL 50 cent chachkies(sp)
    bake 2096 2012-01-24 11:58:21.0 login to vote score 1
    paranoyd: Wait - are you saying they built a product in America with American workers and Americans were able to afford it? And when they outsourced to other countries the perceived value was less and people wouldn't buy them anymore? I thought products were only affordable by Americans if they were made in places like China!

    or that the UAW retards are stupid enough to do shoddy work when they dont like corporate decisions and shoot themselves in the foot
    psychonaut 72 2012-01-24 12:00:24.0 login to vote score 0
    muninsfire: Diamond Age, here we come!

    This. I was just gonna say I want my Matter Compiler.
    psychonaut 72 2012-01-24 12:07:59.0 login to vote score 0
    bake: or that the UAW retards are stupid enough to do shoddy work when they dont like corporate decisions and shoot themselves in the foot

    Yeah, cause I'm sure that when a poorly made dashboard display fails, it's not because the dashboard display was faulty and poorly made, but because some American UAW worker decided to do a shoddy job of plugging in a plug that matches only one receptacle (the one on the dashboard display) and can only plug in one way (the proper way) because of the design because he was pissed they were buying foreign part and wanted to slight his way out of a job.
    trolljegeren 11179 2012-01-24 12:10:03.0 login to vote score 0
    muninsfire: Though it's a bit disappointing that all these things are pretty much limited to plastic at the moment; it'd be nice to be able to produce iron or aluminum items, so you could download a -workable- car.

    How about printing out a titanium car?

    Also, EOS builds/sells the (expensive) DMLS machines - for aluminum, steel, and stainless steel too.
    bake 2096 2012-01-24 12:10:22.0 login to vote score 0
    psychonaut: Yeah, cause I'm sure that when a poorly made dashboard display fails, it's not because the dashboard display was faulty and poorly made, but because some American UAW worker decided to do a shoddy job of plugging in a plug that matches only one receptacle (the one on the dashboard display) and can only plug in one way (the proper way) because of the design because he was pissed they were buying foreign part and wanted to slight his way out of a job.

    you underestimate the aptitude of a disgruntled ignorant peon to fuck up a one man parade ;)


    muninsfire 189 2012-01-24 12:33:34.0 login to vote score 0
    bake: so all you need it 15k for a entry level 3d printer, and you can DL 50 cent chachkies(sp)

    $1700 for an entry level printer these days--and it's "tchochkies"


    psychonaut: This. I was just gonna say I want my Matter Compiler.

    Me too. Very very badly.


    keerbip: Download a printer made out of plastic that can produce iron and aluminum items.

    Heh, if only.

    \Actually, if you had a feedstock similar to an arc welder and some kind of multi-focal laser system, you might be able to pull something off...
    bake 2096 2012-01-24 12:43:07.0 login to vote score 0
    muninsfire: $1700 for an entry level printer these days--and it's "tchochkies"


    source?
    for reals doh....

    when i say entry level, i am talking about professional gear
    muninsfire 189 2012-01-24 12:45:46.0 login to vote score 0
    bake: source?for reals doh....when i say entry level, i am talking about professional gear

    Here you go.

    You won't get 7/1000 tolerance out of it, but it's good enough, from what I understand, for ordinary objects and for replacing plastic bits that break off of things.
    bake 2096 2012-01-24 12:48:30.0 login to vote score 0
    muninsfire: Here you go.

    You won't get 7/1000 tolerance out of it, but it's good enough, from what I understand, for ordinary objects and for replacing plastic bits that break off of things.


    no shit....def not pro quality, but i could see it for a serious electro-mechanical hobbiest
    muninsfire 189 2012-01-24 12:51:49.0 login to vote score 0
    bake: no shit....def not pro quality, but i could see it for a serious electro-mechanical hobbiest

    The prices should go down in a bit....by the time I have a place to put one, I'm hoping they'll have something somewhat better out.

    \Definitely want a couple.
    bucket of truth 1525 2012-01-24 13:01:21.0 login to vote score 0
    muninsfire: Diamond Age, here we come!

    One of my favorites. I feel like it was edited down from his usual 10k pages.

    I'm going to build a 3D printer so I can make stackable 3D dungeon tiles!
    eddyatwork 998 2012-01-24 13:04:46.0 login to vote score 0
    bucket of truth: One of my favorites. I feel like it was edited down from his usual 10k pages.

    I'm going to build a 3D printer so I can make stackable 3D dungeon tiles!


    Real life minecraft?
    bucket of truth 1525 2012-01-24 13:05:32.0 login to vote score 0
    eddyatwork: Real life minecraft?

    Printable zombies!
    bucket of truth 1525 2012-01-24 13:07:16.0 login to vote score 1
    My friend built one. I think he wants to build another so I'll buy two sets of materials and learn to build it with him.

    eddyatwork: Real life minecraft?

    Someone built a tool that recreates models built in minecraft. It's on youtube.
    max power 574 2012-01-24 13:12:11.0 login to vote score 0
    A tedtalks, posted yesterday, about 3D printing. Lisa Harouni: A primer on 3D printing She speaks about printing in materials other than plastic too.
    eddyatwork 998 2012-01-24 13:18:21.0 login to vote score 0
    max power: A tedtalks, posted yesterday, about 3D printing. Lisa Harouni: A primer on 3D printing She speaks about printing in materials other than plastic too.

    The important thing about that is that she's hittable.
    fathead jones 8080 2012-01-24 14:08:39.0 login to vote score 0
    muninsfire:

    Actually, if you had a feedstock similar to an arc welder and some kind of multi-focal laser system, you might be able to pull something off...


    The place I used to work printed out plastic air conditioning impellers, sent them out to make a one-time mold and have them cast.

    I think it could be done like you said, with a mig hooked up to a printer, at least for larger pieces. You're not going to print a quarter panel that way, but you might print a gear or an engine.
    trolljegeren 11179 2012-01-24 15:02:38.0 login to vote score 0
    If you logged in, you could post here.