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Offline anotherforumuser

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The dad of a young muso I work with is selling 3D printers in Oz starting at $995 + tax  ($1,094.50 tax incl.)
I have a few pieces he printed up. The fit on the plastic nut is crazy. He's happy to do a demo for anyone in Adelaide. If there's interest in these for a new toy for home or business I could probably organise a group buy deal. The larger machine is $1,659.00 ($1,824.90 tax incl.)

http://www.3dprintingsolutions.com.au/Home.aspx



Offline Paulstar


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  • Location: Sydney
Awesome  :thumbsup:

Once you open your mind to the possibility of printing actual things at home you start moving about your day thinking hmm, I could print out something to make this better, and that better.



Offline mtarone


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  • Location: Adelaide
Awesome  :thumbsup:

Once you open your mind to the possibility of printing actual things at home you start moving about your day thinking hmm, I could print out something to make this better, and that better.

Another practical example of 3d printing.

http://www.theverge.com/2013/4/15/4225900/3d-printer-prosthesis-restores-face-of-cancer-victim



Offline mtarone


  • Joined: May 2012

  • Location: Adelaide
Awesome  :thumbsup:

Once you open your mind to the possibility of printing actual things at home you start moving about your day thinking hmm, I could print out something to make this better, and that better.

Another example here:

http://solidsmack.com/rockin-cool-stuff/real-f-a-super-realistic-3d-printed-face-to-increase-your-creepy-quotient/

One of the comments below the article makes a good point that facial recognition software would appear to be useless if you can simply "print" someone else's face and place it over yours before committing a crime.



Offline Paulstar


  • Joined: Jul 2008

  • Location: Sydney
Interesting too the dilemmas that come by allowing everyone with a machine to be a producer, I was thinking about making a phone holder for the motorcycle so I can use the GPS when I'm going new places.. these guys on the other hand... http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/05/04/fully_3d_printed_gun/

Personally I reckon there is a good business to be built in reproducing hard to find pieces of trim / badges from rare/collectible cars.

http://www.theverge.com/2013/4/15/4225900/3d-printer-prosthesis-restores-face-of-cancer-victim

Very boardwalk empire styled mask there



Offline a.taylor


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Personally I reckon there is a good business to be built in reproducing hard to find pieces of trim / badges from rare/collectible cars.

Jay Leno had a video about exactly that but also featured a desktop 3d scanner. i.e. scan the broken part print out a wax replica and get the replacement part cast in metal.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ZrJsrTT4EA" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ZrJsrTT4EA</a>



Offline Paulstar


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Jay Leno had a video about exactly that but also featured a desktop 3d scanner. i.e. scan the broken part print out a wax replica and get the replacement part cast in metal.

Interesting thanks  :thumbsup:



Offline anotherforumuser

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Personally I reckon there is a good business to be built in reproducing hard to find pieces of trim / badges from rare/collectible cars.

Add this to a printer and youre in the chrome badge business.  :thumbsup:
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rsGNWmS3WJw" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rsGNWmS3WJw</a>



Offline anotherforumuser

  • AE's voice of reason
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Jay Leno had a video about exactly that but also featured a desktop 3d scanner. i.e. scan the broken part print out a wax replica and get the replacement part cast in metal.


Lenos technique isn't probably the best way, he could add a cnc mill and do it much quicker, on the spot.



Offline dodger

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  • Joined: Dec 2009

  • Location: Melbourne
Now THIS is exciting -

Quote
Australian 3D printers on track to print body parts

Australian scientists say they have found a way to grow human body parts using 3D printing technology.

The University of Wollongong's Centre for Electromaterials Science is opening a research unit at Melbourne's St Vincent's Hospital where 3D printing will be used to reproduce tissue material
.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-05-03/3d-printers-on-track-to-print-body-parts/4666886

I'm looking forward to a penis reduction, I'm sick of being used by swimsuit models as a plaything :rolleyes:



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