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Saturday, July 23, 2011

3D Printing: Plotting Past the Planes


 In this post, I will explore the area of 3d printing. This type of manufacturing has been in existence for a while, as there are currently many different manufacturers of 'at home' kits that utilize this type of printing. From commercial setups that run into the millions of dollars to the most basic DIY kits that run about a thousand dollars, almost everyone can get their own slice of this three dimensional pie.

 I'm wanting to hit the fast-forward button on this one. I first heard of it around the turn of the century and thought we'd have replicators in our houses by now. There has been quite a few leaps in progress, but nothing to satiate my sci-fi desires.

 Iranian dentists are now using 3d printing to make very accurate dentures. The patients who wear them say that they fit right out of the box. Plenty of artists now use 3d printing to materialize their sculptures. In the future, I see actual working organs printed out and transplanted into the human body.

 What would you replicate if you got just one thing to make and keep?

21 comments:

  1. i would replicate a 3d printer ;P

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  2. whoa! finnaly something to save me from boredom! thank you for the good post!

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  3. 3d printer copier! 3 dimensions of hand and butt prints!

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  4. Nice post, would be sick seeing some 3d print outs! My bedroom would be an interesting place!

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  5. impressive!
    like ur blog, keep it up

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  6. I saw a video of one of these, really cool!

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  7. I've heard rumors of 3D printers that will in the future create real organs such as hearts.. Oh, I love you, science.

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  8. Got to go with leanmeansteen on this one lol.

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  9. i would make a 3d model of jessica alba's bum... well actually i'd probably just nerd out and make a model of a street fighter character or something.

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  10. I'd replicate my guitar haha. I want one of these so bad

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  11. i would replicate my house o_o
    just for the fun of it.

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  12. no way! thats insane. did you photoshop that cool pic?

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  13. i used a 3d printer to make a plastic shoulder plane. not a functional one lol

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  14. I would print a house, a Lamborghini and any stuff I couldn't buy. haha

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  15. I'd replicate Hayden Panettiere :P

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  16. It sounds like a revolutionary tech invention.

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  17. i would replicate chairs when i have friends over that i would smash or burn after they'd leave.

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  18. I just wanted to add a comment here to mention thanks for you very nice ideas. Blogs are troublesome to run and time consuming thus I appreciate when I see well written material. Your time isn’t going to waste with your posts. Thanks so much and stick with it No doubt you will definitely reach your goals! have a great day!

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