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HUH?

3D printers can only print in plastics..... can't they?????

Nope, metals as well.......



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HUH?

3D printers can only print in plastics..... can't they?????
Powdered metal is used and fused with a Laser. Boeing are investing in a printer large enough to print an entire wing complete ready to fly with all hydraulic and electrical printed in place.



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Powdered metal is used and fused with a Laser. Boeing are investing in a printer large enough to print an entire wing complete ready to fly with all hydraulic and electrical printed in place.

OK, you first!



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Powdered metal is used and fused with a Laser. Boeing are investing in a printer large enough to print an entire wing complete ready to fly with all hydraulic and electrical printed in place.

It's very exciting!!


Imagine, A Stainless Steel Mondi!!    :D



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The other option is printing a sacrificial wax blank which can then be used in a traditional casting process. I've dealt with a mob in NZ who do this routinely, might even be the same mob PA mentioned.



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The other option is printing a sacrificial wax blank which can then be used in a traditional casting process. I've dealt with a mob in NZ who do this routinely, might even be the same mob PA mentioned.


I had some chrome 1/4 window frames done like that a while ago, a mob in the States scanned them and sent us the wax blanks.

The original ones were made out of Pot metal and if you have ever tried to rechrome them you will know what I am talking about.....   :rolleyes:



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I had some chrome 1/4 window frames done like that a while ago, a mob in the States scanned them and sent us the wax blanks.

The original ones were made out of Pot metal and if you have ever tried to rechrome them you will know what I am talking about.....   :rolleyes:

I recently had some interior parts beautifully chromed. Among them were some window winder handles, that are die cast....

Looked perfect... stripped all the splines as soon as you try to wind the window up..... :doh:



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The speaker was from Tida. http://www.tida.co.nz/

In the medical field they are now printing body tissue that is cloned from the recipient so there will be virtually no chance of rejection. (If there is no chance of rejection I might get a whole woman printed or at least part).



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