Coolest use of a 3D printer EVAR!!!

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  1. Fuzzy Modem

    Fuzzy Modem Commander Red Shirt

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    [yt]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qUApgawiti8[/yt]

    Post your favorite use below!
     
  2. Gaith

    Gaith Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Nice.

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

    Temis the Vorta Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    I wanna replicate a tomato and see if Eddington was right!
     
  4. lurok

    lurok Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Wait till they start replicating themselves.
     
  5. Australis

    Australis Writer Admiral

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

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  7. Agent Richard07

    Agent Richard07 Admiral Admiral

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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.
     
  8. joVuNik

    joVuNik Lieutenant Red Shirt

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    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_atala_printing_a_human_kidney.html
     
  9. Set Harth

    Set Harth Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Isn't that considered music piracy?
     
  10. Australis

    Australis Writer Admiral

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    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/a...ood-vessel-creation-kidney-liver-large-organs
     
  11. Unicron

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

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