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Re: 3D printing has come a long way
Elizabeth M   1/3/2013 5:46:52 AM
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The flimsy factor is a good point, Cabe. The prototyping aspect is attractive but you're right, when they reach the next level and support more sturdy materials printing then things will really get interesting.

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Cabe Atwell   1/2/2013 5:23:34 PM
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Chuck,

Do these fiends of yours just want to make prototypes? How will that pay for itself, for them? I find it hard to imagine that they have machine shops build them prototypes all the time. Hence, where all the savings comes from.

C

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Charles Murray   1/2/2013 5:19:22 PM
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Great story, Cabe. I don't think you're alone in wanting to justify the purchase of a 3D printer. I know numerous industrial designers who are anxious to buy one, as well, for use in prototyping.

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Cabe Atwell   1/2/2013 3:58:59 PM
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I have spent quite a bit of time trying to justify purchasing a 3D printer. I have gone back and forth. I almost bought one a few time, with some sort of reason backing it up.

In the end I didn't get one. Mostly due to the fact that most parts created from them are flimsy and only good for a representation. At least is the printers I could afford.

When they can print glass-filled PVC, then a purchase will be made for sure.

C

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3D printing has come a long way
Elizabeth M   1/2/2013 6:34:15 AM
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Interesting article. I find the possibilities of 3D printing really exciting. It's amazing what can be printed now with the growing sophistication of this technology...it seems like the sky is the limit. It also helps companies cut costs and even may even the playing field for smaller companies that can't afford to outsource big printing jobs but may be able to afford the technology to do it themselves.

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