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Charles Murray
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Charles Murray   5/15/2012 7:31:40 PM
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I had always envisioned 3D printing being used in applications like the Skil-Bosch FDM on page 6, but as I look at this show, I'm beginning to think consumers will find an amazing number of new ways to use this technology. I agree with you, Beth, the best idea is to bring it to schools and let the ideas percolate up over the years.

Rob Spiegel
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Rob Spiegel   5/15/2012 4:30:54 PM
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Yes, that is a lot of 3D fun, Beth. I just love those guitars. They would work just fine once you add the right pick-ups and controls. 3D certainly is rocking.

Ann R. Thryft
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Ann R. Thryft   5/15/2012 3:32:54 PM
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Beth, thanks for a fun slideshow. This topic, and technology, is one that invites so many different approaches to use and applications for end products. Slide 7, the UAS, was impressive--looks like it was *not* a prototype. But the chocolate on slide 15 is wild.

Beth Stackpole
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Beth Stackpole   5/15/2012 12:08:36 PM
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It seems like 3D printing is so different and so hard to visualize, until you actually see it at work, that it definitely is one of those areas that captures the attention of young people. I would imagine there are dozens of efforts tucked away in various schools exploring how to exploit this stuff. Every school should have access to the technology as well as part of a drive to keep the attention focused on STEM.

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NadineJ   5/15/2012 11:19:38 AM
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Fun slide show.  Thanks for sharing.  I really like the diversity shown here.

sensor pro
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sensor pro   5/15/2012 11:01:34 AM
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Good point. Today there are many different attempts to create rapid prototyping. I remember about 15-18 years ago supplying sensors to keep the work cavity stable while laser is curing the compound during rapid prototyping. These were the initial steps of 3D printing.

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naperlou   5/15/2012 10:32:04 AM
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The other night I saw a presentation by a Project Lead the Way (PLTW) team at one of our local high schools.  They built their own 3D printer from scratch.  They also created a different architecture.  The "image" is cured from the bottom and built up that way.  This is an interesting technology and, as Beth says, it is coming down rapidly in price.

sensor pro
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sensor pro   5/15/2012 9:46:49 AM
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Absolutely will. Your articleas are always very informative and fun to read.

Keep it up.

Beth Stackpole
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Beth Stackpole   5/15/2012 7:11:46 AM
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@sensor pro: The prices are going down. Way down. I just wrote about a 3D printer that is under $500. Post will be up shortly so stay tuned.

sensor pro
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3D fun
sensor pro   5/15/2012 6:03:40 AM
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I saw a 3D prinder demo at a show. Wow, this was incredible. Accurate and fast modeling.

I only hope that prices go down so small guys can afford it.

Great article. Thanks.

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