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Video: 3D Print on Top of Printed Objects
8/22/2014

The modified Soliodoodle that MIT researchers modified to detects and print on top of existing printed objects.
The modified Soliodoodle that MIT researchers modified to detects and print on top of existing printed objects.

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Cabe Atwell
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Re: What a 3D Printer?
Cabe Atwell   8/26/2014 5:00:57 PM
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Mrdon,

What this system does is close the loop on common printing issues. And as they have shown, for pretty cheap. I expect this functionality to hit all printers in due time.

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a2   8/25/2014 7:06:02 AM
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@Greg: Yes indeed it has many advantages and I feel there are many that we have to discover itself. So it's a good start 

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Greg M. Jung   8/24/2014 11:05:51 PM
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This application might also be useful when neednig to print one type of material on top of another type of material (ex. simulating co-molded plastic prototypes).

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Re: What a 3D Printer?
NadineJ   8/24/2014 6:19:58 PM
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I agree, the video is well done.

My expectations may be too high.  I should be impressed but it seems perfectly natural that this is now possible...with a high-end printer anyway!

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What a 3D Printer?
mrdon   8/23/2014 8:21:25 PM
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Cabe,

 

What a great idea. With makers on a tight budget as well as some small scale manufacturers, this method of printing on top of object helps to eliminate waste of the plastics. If there is a misalignment of the target part to be printed, the object is thrown away. Throwing away printing mistakes can be costly because of the plastic piece price. This misalignment detection feature will definitely save cost in plastics and allows the 3D printer to continue its small scall printing production as well. Nice video.

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