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JimT@Future-Product-Innovations
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SLS's Rigitity IS ready for Prime-Time
JimT@Future-Product-Innovations   8/20/2013 1:01:18 PM
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SLS cleats on the other hand, I totally 'get'.  I've produced SLS prototype housings previously, and they are rigid, tough and robust; I once placed one into a -30°C environmental chamber for 2 hours, then extracted it and immediately smacked it with a hammer on a concrete surface.  I expected it to shatter into tiny pieces, but it did not even fracture.  3D SLS is 'good-to-go' for production, but the cost per piece is still pretty high.  Can't forget about Engineering Economics to make the market potential get realized.

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Mike Myers: IF Its Not Scottish, Its CRAP! (Remember that-?)
JimT@Future-Product-Innovations   8/20/2013 12:57:58 PM
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3D printing Burlesque dresses & Bras and ANY kind of clothing just borders on The Absurd.  Reel the fashion-designers back in, before they give this GREAT technology a bad rap. I may sound like an Old Curmudgeon too, but who do you know ANYWHERE that would ever purchase a ridged garment-?  Even the flexible rubber-simulants available today would not be a good application.  There is No Market potential.  The fashion Industry is just trying to make a bold statement of their cutting edge capability.  But its not trendy or edgy; Its just Crap.  Sorry.

TJ McDermott
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Re: Versatile
TJ McDermott   8/20/2013 10:30:17 AM
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Pubudu, the same could be said of each of the steps in the evolution of a regular paper printer, from dot-matrix, to laser, to ink-jet, to color laser.  They are all inexpensive enough now that most householdss have at least one color inkjet, and sometimes several.

Some company is going to roll out the first truly inexpensive, useful (multi-material) retail fabbers exactly the way HP, Canon, and Epson did with color inkjet printers.

It will be only a few short years before people wondered how they got along without a household fabber.

Elizabeth M
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Re: 3D printing
Elizabeth M   8/20/2013 8:18:28 AM
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The body parts are pretty amazing, aren't they, Pubudu? I didn't know much about it until I compiled the slide show and am still pretty blown away by what's being done. It is--literally--changing the face of medicine.

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Re: 3D printing
frankiedallin121   8/20/2013 2:14:16 AM
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One of the most talked about technology which has brought drastic changes is
3d printing metal and at the same time has really proved to be boon to many people.

 

Pubudu
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Re: Versatile
Pubudu   8/20/2013 12:48:45 AM
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Versatile, still I believe that it Is a unwanted investment for a house.  What will be the frequency of need those items that you have listed, Still I feel  buying those items from outside will be much cheaper than 3D printing. 

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Re: Versatile
TJ McDermott   8/19/2013 7:01:15 PM
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Pubudu, many items are discarded because they are missing one component. Sure, a board game could be played with a substitute piece, but why not fab an exact replacement? Have a table that isn't level and is stabilized by a wad of paper? Fab a foot shim that fits exactly, and can be permanently attached. Reproduce a cabinet handle you saw in an antique store, and fab enough for your entire kitchen. Set your imagination free.

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3D Printing with my kids...
rhl   8/19/2013 5:21:06 PM
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I let them draw stuff up using SketchUp Make and let them print it out, no matter how it turns out they are amazed watching it work.  We should all be letting the kids learn this even at the youngest ages, my kids are 6 and 11 years old.

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Re: Versatile
Pubudu   8/19/2013 1:57:08 PM
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Versatile, I believe that personal 3D printers are a vast of money. What are the things that we are going to get pint from a 3D printer at home. 

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Re: 3D printing
Pubudu   8/19/2013 1:48:24 PM
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Jennifer Many thanks for the link. Honestly I did not know the feasibility of 3D printed body parts.  

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