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    This is frikkn' mind-blowingly awesome stuff! See for yourself....

    3-D Printing Spurs a Manufacturing Revolution

    3-D Printing Is Spurring a Manufacturing Revolution - NYTimes.com

    "“We used to take two months to build $100,000 models,” said Charles Overy, the founder of LGM. “Well, that type of work is gone because developers aren’t putting up that type of money anymore.”

    Now, he said, he is building $2,000 models using an architect’s design and homegrown software for a 3-D printer. He can turn around a model in one night."

    You gotta check out the video...It'll make you say/think, "no fuggn' way!"

    ‪3D Printer‬‏ - YouTube
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    That's amazing.
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    #87 Jersey

    I can print a 27 year old Randy Moss???
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    You were supposed to say, "No fuggn' way!" Patters.;)

    I agree...the technology supposedly has far-reaching implications medically as well. Especially in the area of prostetics.
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    Maybe that AND you can throw away all your "blow-up dolls" IcyPat!;) Time for some 3D action ya nut.:D
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    How about a 21 year old Heidi Klum. ;)


    Seriously, that is absolutely amazing. That's just incredible. Think about the possibilities with that technology.
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    Can't get much better than Heidi in her prime....:halo:
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    The material...it's....PEOPLE!!!!:eek:
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    There are even self-replicating 3D printers.
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    Someday, perhaps the technology will evolve into the ability to clone oneself again and again, though the quality would decline over time.

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    Nice advance. I worked with guys froma company that made an earlier gen 3d printer, they did a lot of modeling for machine tooling. Back then (late 80's) they could take a 3d model from a cad system they had a tank filled with a liquid that would harden when exposed to a laser. It was a good way to check the clearances on modeled parts that weren't clear on a schematic.

    This method is superior in a number of ways, The ability to model a number of parts in a single print is really nice (couldn't do that with the older tech). The ability to use color is real nice for engineers. The nicest part for engineers is the improvements in the scanning tech. The limitation is the size of the components that can be modeled. Back then a 3d printer ran well over 100k and more for larger units.

    I worked with a customer from Remington Arms, they had a guy who would design the gun stocks for their rifles, the guy was over 60 at the time (early 90's), he would carve the gun stocks from wood by hand, beautifully balanced. Remington wanted to mass produce his hand built gun stocks, the idea was to scan the hand made stock and use the data to program the milling machine to manufacture the stock. The problem at the time was normalizing the data the hand made stock might be off by a couple of ten thousands of an inch the computer for the cnc didn't know how to deal with that. The scanner used in this vid was very impressive and it looks like it could solve this problem. Wonder if the printer can produce larger parts and can it interface the parts into cnc programs?

    Thanks for the vid PR.
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    Amen!!!

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    Why 2 of our members thought they'd make political statements in a thread about "New Technology" can only stem from childishness.

    Grow up...
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    That is awesome!

    Where can I get one?

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