3-D Printers

igotid88igotid88 Posts: 8,303
edited December 2013 in All Encompassing Trip
I want one

http://www.amazon.com/b/ref=biss_hp_cat_5?ie=UTF8&node=6066126011



3D Printer May Someday Build Human Organs
http://mashable.com/2013/02/06/3d-print ... ll-organs/

Lots of people use 3D printers to sculpt plastic. But some are using them to shape cells.

A team of researchers at Heriot-Watt University in Scotland, led by Will Shu, has built a printer that can lay down human stem cells in tiny spheres. Printing human cells has been done before, with bone marrow or skin. Those types of cells, however, are resilient compared to the more delicate embryonic stem cells.

“The technique will allow us to create more accurate human tissue models which are essential to in vitro drug development and toxicity-testing. Since the majority of drug discovery is targeting human disease, it makes sense to use human tissues.” Shu said in a press release.
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  • I don't know about this one....
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  • PapPap Serres, GreecePosts: 8,271
    I've studied 3D technologies during my Master and I have to say that 3D printers are indeed very clever machines, but also too expensive.
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  • dimitrispearljamdimitrispearljam NINUNINOPROPosts: 124,071
    supersonicyears" said:
    I don't know about this one....
    same here...
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  • BinauralJamBinauralJam Posts: 14,102
    :shock: :o 8-)
  • IdrisIdris FloridaPosts: 1,776
    A few different 3D printers are around, the one that uses a laser is the one I want.

    A friend of mine works with the Makerbots , he works with a whole set of these printers. 3D printing is just really cool :)

    (Laser 3D printing)

    http://www.theverge.com/2013/1/12/3867864/3d-printing-precisely-with-formlabs-and-the-form-1

    http://techcrunch.com/2013/02/07/form-1-3d-printer-goes-into-production-first-batch-scheduled-for-delivery-in-late-april/
  • Mamasan23Mamasan23 Posts: 16,285
    I work in the plastic industry so I'm pretty familiar with 3-D Printers. Super cool to see in action!!
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  • DissidentmanDissidentman Posts: 15,294
    Mamasan23" said:
    I work in the plastic industry so I'm pretty familiar with 3-D Printers. Super cool to see in action!!
    Bob?


    Some dude is planning on building a house from sections printed from a 3D printer. Fact
  • BinauralJamBinauralJam Posts: 14,102
    Dissidentman" said:
    [quote="Mamasan23"]I work in the plastic industry so I'm pretty familiar with 3-D Printers. Super cool to see in action!!
    Bob?

    [/quote]


    :lol: :lol: :lol:
  • Mamasan23Mamasan23 Posts: 16,285
    BinauralJam" said:
    [quote="Dissidentman"][quote="Mamasan23"]I work in the plastic industry so I'm pretty familiar with 3-D Printers. Super cool to see in action!!
    Bob?

    [/quote]


    :lol: :lol: :lol:[/quote]

    :lol: Thank goodness for manufacturing!!
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  • Jason PJason P Posts: 11,170
    In a few years, the technology will also be there where you can manufacture assault rifles with a 3-D printer. They've already had success, but they don't last very long.

    Some dude already figured out how to make 30 round magazines for his AR and it worked perfect.
  • BinauralJamBinauralJam Posts: 14,102
    Jason P" said:
    In a few years, the technology will also be there where you can manufacture assault rifles with a 3-D printer. They've already had success, but they don't last very long.

    Some dude already figured out how to make 30 round magazines for his AR and it worked perfect.

    There like replicators from Star Trek TNG, still having a hard time wrapping my head around it.
  • IdrisIdris FloridaPosts: 1,776
    I ordered one 2 days ago. :)
  • BinauralJamBinauralJam Posts: 14,102
    Idris" said:
    I ordered one 2 days ago. :)

    What are you going to make?
  • IdrisIdris FloridaPosts: 1,776
    edited February 2013
    BinauralJam" said:
    [quote="Idris"]I ordered one 2 days ago. :)

    What are you going to make?[/quote]

    I dunno, a bong at first possibly, maybe some hobby stuff like an airplane, some crazy looking toys for my nephew.

    http://www.engadget.com/tag/3dPrinting/

    I guess whatever the mind can think of,
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  • shortstackshortstack Posts: 1,962
    Idris" said:
    I ordered one 2 days ago. :)

    does it come with the scanner and the program?
    whatever happened to my rock n' roll?
  • IdrisIdris FloridaPosts: 1,776
    shortstack" said:
    [quote="Idris"]I ordered one 2 days ago. :)

    does it come with the scanner and the program?[/quote]

    Pretty sure it does not have a scanner, I have plans to hook an X box Kinect to it. You mean program with designs and specs to upload onto a computer and print from said program? I'm not sure if it does (it probably does) come with it, But I know specs are free to download online.
  • BinauralJamBinauralJam Posts: 14,102
    You could buy one Storm trooper action figure and clone your own Empire!
  • IdrisIdris FloridaPosts: 1,776
    BinauralJam" said:
    You could buy one Storm trooper action figure and clone your own Empire!
    I'm working on printing 'The Battlestar Galactica' (from the TV show)

    Printed a Yoda pencil holder last night as a test print. Got hundreds of things ready to print, also working on some custom models, as in modeling designs (via the computer) at home for others to print out...Open Source!

    Also on the list to print.....Lego Darth!

    http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:50300
  • IdrisIdris FloridaPosts: 1,776
    So getting a second printer,

    These things are pretty amazing, we got tons of 3D designs ready, many are ones we created, modeling on our computer.

    We have yet to get into major detail, which we are going to prototype a few cool designs in the next few weeks. (If everything goes as well as we would like it to go)


    We are working on an F1 car, with moving parts. Then cast it in Carbon Fiber like the real thing.
  • BinauralJamBinauralJam Posts: 14,102
    Idris" said:
    So getting a second printer,

    These things are pretty amazing, we got tons of 3D designs ready, many are ones we created, modeling on our computer.

    We have yet to get into major detail, which we are going to prototype a few cool designs in the next few weeks. (If everything goes as well as we would like it to go)


    We are working on an F1 car, with moving parts. Then cast it in Carbon Fiber like the real thing.

    You should take pics and document it step by step.
  • RKCNDYRKCNDY Seattle, WAPosts: 25,285
    pretty cool! I would totally love to have one.

    Google Sketch-Up is a cool free program for modeling stuff...but you probably already knew that.
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  • IdrisIdris FloridaPosts: 1,776
    BinauralJam" said:



    You should take pics and document it step by step.
    We did a time-lapse a few day's ago, If I ever get around to posting it here.

    The great thing is, all this is open source, so it will be available to the general public.
  • igotid88igotid88 Posts: 8,303
    Surgeons Replace 75% of Guy's Skull —Using 3D Printer

    http://www.newser.com/story/164271/surg ... inter.html
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  • igotid88igotid88 Posts: 8,303
    Jason P" said:
    In a few years, the technology will also be there where you can manufacture assault rifles with a 3-D printer. They've already had success, but they don't last very long.

    Some dude already figured out how to make 30 round magazines for his AR and it worked perfect.
    Printing guns documentary
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DconsfGsXyA
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  • BinauralJamBinauralJam Posts: 14,102
    igotid88" said:

    Naughty Thoughts, Go Away :lol:
  • IdrisIdris FloridaPosts: 1,776
    This vid shows a few things from last years 3D print show in London. Some cool stuff.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-E6vRfnijw
  • IdrisIdris FloridaPosts: 1,776
    igotid88" said:
    Probably best to avoid 'MakerBot', They are the most popular right now, but for sure not the best.

    They have decent marketing, but the machines are not as good as they make them to be (not that they are bad). But the most significant thing (to my mind) is the move they made to 'closed source'. (So to speak)
  • igotid88igotid88 Posts: 8,303
    BinauralJam" said:

    Naughty Thoughts, Go Away :lol:[/quote]

    I keep forgetting to go
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