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    The 3D Printing Thread

    This stuff still really excites me, though I haven't quite found the sweet for price and output for my application. If this was back in the D&D days, I'd be cranking out miniatures like nobody's business, but those days are past. Anyway, this things sounds pretty awesome:

    http://www.popularmechanics.com/tech...lick=pm_latest



    $5k seems very reasonable to get started... Obviously that isn't the total cost of making functional carbon fiber parts, but it takes a significant part of the difficulty (ie craftsmanship) out of the equation.

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    That looks very promising, but as with many of these printers, I'd like to see some independent reviews when they come out.

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    The best part about it is that it looks like a reel-to-reel player from th e70s

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    Memories of DECtape.

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    Friend of mine who recently got a 3D printer finally got around to printing the Honda emblem that I sent him. It looks decent, but not great. Plus, he only has blue material. So I don't think I'm going to put a blue badge onto my silver S2000! I'll probably paint it black and see how it'd look...

    Anyway, I'll post some pics of his various attempts later. The plastic part is stronger than I thought. He also estimated that it only cost him a few cents to print it our for me. (Of course his cost estimate doesn't include the price of his $1000 printer)

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    I've come to the realization recently that the black LOTUS lettering on the back of my car is no longer available for sale. It was aftermarket, chrome is the only factory color. So, if a letter ever falls off, I'm going to become very interested in this technology so I don't have to drive a OTUS around from then on.

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    If you have, or can make a good 3D model...shapeways.com is a great way to go if you don't own a 3D printer.

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    Yeah, getting a 3D model of those letters is the only problem. I am neither inclined to pry them off to put them in a 3D scanner, nor in possession of a 3D scanner.

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    http://hackaday.com/2011/12/01/cheap...te-impressive/

    get to it.

    also there are ways to use a Kinect for the same thing if you want.

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    HP launches new 3D Printer, supposedly 10X faster and prints in full(?) color.

    I am currently working, so I'm going to find out more details later today, here's a basic article for now:

    http://gizmodo.com/hp-goes-3d-with-a...ium=socialflow

    EDIT: More info, apparently they can print a part in under 30 mins, weighing .25 pounds and able to lift 10,000 pounds

    http://3dprint.com/21454/hp-3d-printer/

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