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Fuzzy Modem April 2 2013 06:33 PM

Coolest use of a 3D printer EVAR!!!
 


Post your favorite use below!

Gaith April 4 2013 07:42 PM

Re: Coolest use of a 3D printer EVAR!!!
 
Nice.

Now, where's my pool-table sized, laser-printed scale replica of the Roman Forum, circa Julius Caesar's time? :)

Temis the Vorta April 4 2013 07:54 PM

Re: Coolest use of a 3D printer EVAR!!!
 
I wanna replicate a tomato and see if Eddington was right!

lurok April 4 2013 08:12 PM

Re: Coolest use of a 3D printer EVAR!!!
 
Wait till they start replicating themselves.

Australis April 6 2013 12:44 AM

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The coolest use of a 3d printer is making organs. Google "3d printer kidney". THAT's some cool shit.

M'Sharak April 6 2013 01:28 AM

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lurok wrote: (Post 7898686)
Wait till they start replicating themselves.

http://inhabitat.com/scientists-crea...ed-3d-printer/

Or, on a slightly more serious note:

http://www.geekosystem.com/3d-printer-prints-itself/

Agent Richard07 April 6 2013 01:46 AM

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I saw on the news that they printed a playable vinyl record. I thought that was the most impressive use of the printer.

joVuNik April 6 2013 06:33 PM

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Australis wrote: (Post 7904332)
The coolest use of a 3d printer is making organs. Google "3d printer kidney". THAT's some cool shit.

Wow that's amazing I googled it - and it's unreal. I had no idea they could do this!

Its one of those TED talks (a little long but worth it I thought).

http://www.ted.com/talks/anthony_ata...an_kidney.html

Set Harth April 6 2013 06:36 PM

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Agent Richard07 wrote: (Post 7904560)
I saw on the news that they printed a playable vinyl record. I thought that was the most impressive use of the printer.

Isn't that considered music piracy?

Australis April 7 2013 12:24 AM

Re: Coolest use of a 3D printer EVAR!!!
 
Quote:

joVuNik wrote: (Post 7906474)
Quote:

Australis wrote: (Post 7904332)
The coolest use of a 3d printer is making organs. Google "3d printer kidney". THAT's some cool shit.

Wow that's amazing I googled it - and it's unreal. I had no idea they could do this!

Its one of those TED talks (a little long but worth it I thought).

http://www.ted.com/talks/anthony_ata...an_kidney.html

Yeah, pretty cool, but as the video says it's still a few years away. However, I found an article yesterday that brings it a little closer:
http://www.scientificamerican.com/ar...r-large-organs

Unicron April 8 2013 01:16 AM

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Australis wrote: (Post 7904332)
The coolest use of a 3d printer is making organs. Google "3d printer kidney". THAT's some cool shit.

It leads to some dubious possibilities though... ;)


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