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milkmania
10-18-2012, 10:13 AM
Watched and DVR'd a CBS news article on 3D Printing.

so, I started looking around http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WmDz7Q9_h6c

what I'm thinking is something like this would help with restoration projects on old boats, or cars, etc.....
Just fabricate the part needed in your garage!

entire dashboard PRINTED! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uIbyYrqtMes&feature=relmfu

milkmania
10-18-2012, 10:25 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=WoZ2BgPVtA0

Cary K.
10-18-2012, 11:07 AM
3D printed bimini

http://www.wakeworld.com/forum/showthread.php?t=794266&highlight=printing+bimini

Double
10-18-2012, 11:12 AM
I have a 3d printer. They are definately cool, but I don't really know how feasible they would be in a home garage application unless you are very well financed ;)

milkmania
10-18-2012, 12:48 PM
I have a 3d printer. They are definately cool, but I don't really know how feasible they would be in a home garage application unless you are very well financed ;)

on the newscast, some company had them for $2200.00

I'll research the info more;)

edit: http://makerbot.ca/mbstore/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=83

Double
10-18-2012, 01:02 PM
on the newscast, some company had them for $2200.00

I'll research the info more;)

I would expect that if it is that low that the capacity is small. Engineering labor is the most expensive part for me when talking about creating a design/part/etc. If you already have the dimensions in an engineering design format (cad) then it is very cost effective.

milkmania
10-18-2012, 01:05 PM
I would expect that if it is that low that the capacity is small. Engineering labor is the most expensive part for me when talking about creating a design/part/etc. If you already have the dimensions in an engineering design format (cad) then it is very cost effective.

I've got a buddy that's going to college now...... they engineer stuff for grades.

wonder how much deflection there'd be in 3D printed propeller :confused:
:uglyhamme

Double
10-18-2012, 01:12 PM
I've got a buddy that's going to college now...... they engineer stuff for grades.

wonder how much deflection there'd be in 3D printed propeller :confused:
:uglyhamme

a bunch if you want to keep the same dimensions as current material metal props. A prop would be too high a stress environment at least with the material we are using. But I'm not on the cutting edge of the material science part of 3d printing.

Lars
10-18-2012, 01:26 PM
Used to work for a company that would use one to make prototype horns for concert loudspeakers. From what I remember, the matieral in the prototype was far inferior to that used in the injection molds. Basically they break easily.
The guy who made the bimini must have a printer that is much stronger..?

milkmania
10-18-2012, 01:27 PM
a bunch if you want to keep the same dimensions as current material metal props. A prop would be too high a stress environment at least with the material we are using. But I'm not on the cutting edge of the material science part of 3d printing.

I'm just hearing about 3D Printing..... I know, I've been living under a rock:(

but, just imagine where this technology will lead in in 5 more years
robots building robots:confused:

milkmania
10-18-2012, 01:33 PM
Used to work for a company that would use one to make prototype horns for concert loudspeakers. From what I remember, the matieral in the prototype was far inferior to that used in the injection molds. Basically they break easily.
The guy who made the bimini must have a printer that is much stronger..?

one of the youtube posts was saying they use a 3D printer to make the molds for injection molding

pmkkdx
10-18-2012, 01:52 PM
we have several 3D printers within our company that we use for prototyping and fit checks but the material is not really suitable for structural usage.

A designer that used to work for me, ventured out and purchased a very high end 3D printer ($250k+) that uses a variety of different materials from flexible like rubber up to extremely rigid. He must be doing fairly well after about 2 years in business.

http://solidprototype.com/ check out the prototypes page

ctjahn
10-18-2012, 05:53 PM
He uses it for prototyping stuff for his car collection....

MIskier
10-18-2012, 09:17 PM
My Naval Architecture department has one that the navy financed that was over 200k and is capable of printing many different materials and has very good resolution...but even with a machine like that the work envelope is rather small and the material is expensive.

For a class last spring the project was to design a propeller and then we got to print it. The prop was 14" dia and the material cost was $125.

As of right now they are great machines to give the business types something to see and feel and to test proof of concept but as of right now they have a way to go before you are printing production quality parts at an economical rate.

CruisinGA
10-18-2012, 09:23 PM
Played with several different machines when I was in school (mech eng).

Example of a company who's entire business model is built around the technology - Invisalign.

richieboy
10-20-2012, 11:19 AM
That is very cool. Thanks for sharing.

milkmania
12-27-2012, 06:13 PM
Click, print, shoot: Downloadable guns possible



http://finance.yahoo.com/news/click-print-shoot-downloadable-guns-092031591.html

Traxx822
12-28-2012, 08:52 AM
Click, print, shoot: Downloadable guns possible



http://finance.yahoo.com/news/click-print-shoot-downloadable-guns-092031591.html


I read this on Christmas. Crazy they printed a weapon and it fired 6 times before it broke. Its like the Jetsons. Soon everyone will have one of these 3d printers. No more lost keys. Just print new ones.