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Old 02-05-2010, 03:23 PM   #1
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I have no idea what I would do with one of my own, I have access to nice ones, and you can buy full assembled 3D printers for under $2-2,500 but here is something I ran across for a kit to build your own 3D printer. It claims to come equipped with files to make its own replacement parts which is kind of cool.

http://www.makerbot.com/


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Hmmm - thinking about all the hand-made parts that I have whittled/carved/improvised over the last two years...

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That's incredible. It would be great for making toys. Toy cars, planes, trains, tracks, toy tea sets, toy jewelry.

You could save yourself some money on household items by making your own coasters

Really though, coasters, door stops, a dustpan. I guess it depends on the plastic but I can't look at this without thinking about replicators from star trek.
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are 3D printers up to making production quality materials now? i know we had one when i was in school but i wouldn't have used the output for anything other than prototyping or setting on a shelf because it looks cool.
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It says size of object is limited to 4"X4"X6"

I guess that counts out making my own Ferrari!!
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