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3D Printing News and Discussions


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I decided to make a thread dedicated solely to keeping tabs on 3D printers, seeing as they are quickly making an impact on modern culture and are an important milestone in creating a post-scarcity society.

 

Here's something interesting: Staples will become the first major U.S. retailer to sell 3D printers by the end of next month!

 

Only thing is, I think they're going about the whole thing completely wrong. The price will be somewhere around $1300, and they sell entire refill cartridges with chips that prevent you from just refilling the cartridges you have.


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Of course they would rig the cartridges. Of course. But still, it's progress.


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Within six months of the first 100 sales, I fully expect somebody to 'jail break' one and hackers everywhere will start swapping ways of getting around the cartridge problem.


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Well they announced this in November already^^

Vote for sticky

 

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Edited by tornado64, 04 May 2013 - 09:45 AM.


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Vote for sticky

Time to feel stupid. How?


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Vote for sticky

Time to feel stupid. How?

 

I mean pinning the thread and make it a news and discussion like the others. 


Edited by tornado64, 04 May 2013 - 11:57 AM.


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Ah, I was interpreting it as there's an actual option to vote to sticky the thread. Nope. In light of this, I vote for sticky as well :-)


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As the creator of this thread, I as well humbly vote for sticky.



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@WithoutCoincidence:  It was just for the mods^^

 

What are you thinking about 4D printing?

http://www.ted.com/t...d_printing.html


Edited by tornado64, 04 May 2013 - 07:11 PM.


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Sticky!!!

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What company makes the best 3d printers?

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So far no 3D printers are not widely available but Staples will be selling them by the end of May. No telling how good they'll be though.



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What company makes the best 3d printers?

 

It depends on what do you want to print ;)

Objet, Stratasys, Z Corp/3D Systems, EOS all have very good machines for professional needs, but best suited for different printing jobs and materials.

For desktop printers I would probably go with the Makerbot Replicator 2 it has a remarkable resolution for that size.


Edited by tornado64, 04 May 2013 - 07:12 PM.


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If I could print computer hardware these would be a must have, but they aren't at that stage yet.

 

Dunno, could print some cool costumes for halloween, ornaments, space management stuff? I couldn't justify buying one as they are now.



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Look at Ponoko https://www.ponoko.com,You can there make, buy and sell stuff made using 3D printing, laser cutting and milling. It`s running since 2007 and now you can find tens of thousands of items(desings).

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Look at Ponoko https://www.ponoko.com You can there make, buy and sell stuff made using 3D printing, laser cutting and milling. It`s running since 2007 and now you can find tens of thousands of items(desings).

 

Use hyperlinks!! Why is that webpage so messed up, you can't even click it. 


Edited by Ewan, 04 May 2013 - 09:44 PM.


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Just found this documentary on 3D printed guns. It scares me a little, but the debate is more about 3D printing guns in America, but I think more extreme changes are going to happen in countries with a lack of gun culture and legality like Europe. It will be just as easy to print these guns anywhere in the world as anywhere else and could be very hard to control.

 

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The creation of guns with 3 printer is what scares me the most. how we are going to avoid it



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The creation of guns with 3 printer is what scares me the most. how we are going to avoid it

 

I think this is scary too, but I think this is inevitable.

Another big thing will be copyright when 3D scanners become cheaper... what prevent's you from scanning anything and just copy it.



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