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Fri Feb 22, 2013, 02:59 PM

Look Ma, I Made It Myself! 10 Amazing Things 3-D Printers Can Do Now

I don't think this one belongs in the list, but whatevr...



http://www.wired.com/design/2012/04/10-things-3d-printers-can-do-now

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Reply Look Ma, I Made It Myself! 10 Amazing Things 3-D Printers Can Do Now (Original post)
Xipe Totec Feb 2013 OP
surrealAmerican Feb 2013 #1
Separation Feb 2013 #2
Duer 157099 Feb 2013 #3
siligut Feb 2013 #4
Xipe Totec Feb 2013 #5
siligut Feb 2013 #10
Buns_of_Fire Feb 2013 #11
siligut Feb 2013 #13
MadHound Feb 2013 #6
Liberal_in_LA Feb 2013 #8
MadHound Feb 2013 #9
Yo_Mama Feb 2013 #16
Liberal_in_LA Feb 2013 #7
snooper2 Feb 2013 #12
DreamGypsy Feb 2013 #14
LongTomH Feb 2013 #15
eShirl Feb 2013 #17

Response to Xipe Totec (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 03:01 PM

1. Those would be pretty cool ...

... if only they weren't clothing.

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Response to Xipe Totec (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 03:02 PM

2. Yikes, their eyes are freaking me out!!!

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Response to Xipe Totec (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 03:03 PM

3. "Doctor, how much will the surgery be

...if I bring my own parts?"

(runs off to figure out how to print body parts)

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Response to Xipe Totec (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 03:03 PM

4. What are the models wearing in their left eye?

I didn't follow the link.

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Response to siligut (Reply #4)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 03:04 PM

5. Tears of shame, I think. nt

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Response to Xipe Totec (Reply #5)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 03:18 PM

10. I went to Iris Van Herpen's website and the models don't have the eye weirdness

However, her stuff is extreme. Maybe it is a play on electricity or future prosthetics.

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Response to siligut (Reply #4)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 03:26 PM

11. They haven't quite perfected the eyes yet (remember "Westworld"?). nt

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Response to Buns_of_Fire (Reply #11)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 03:31 PM

13. I remember Westworld like it was last week . . .

Netflix has it on streaming now

That is an enjoyable movie, appreciated it even more with this most recent viewing.

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Response to Xipe Totec (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 03:07 PM

6. You know, I get the whole thing about the amazing capabilities of 3D printers,

 

Though frankly, I think these designs don't exemplify that.

Be that as it may, what worries me about 3D printers is the waste. The amount of paper waste skyrocketed when normal printers came up, and we've never looked back on that. Is the plastic waste in this country going to do the same as 3D printers become more and more ubiquitous? Paper at least biodegrades, plastic is forever.

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Response to MadHound (Reply #6)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 03:10 PM

8. can the items created be recycled?

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Reply #8)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 03:16 PM

9. I suppose it depends on the type of plastic used.

 

But even if recycled, that plastic is going to be around forever.

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Response to MadHound (Reply #6)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 04:30 PM

16. RepRap can use polylactic acid

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Response to Xipe Totec (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 03:09 PM

7. weird

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Response to Xipe Totec (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 03:28 PM

12. HOLY SHIT they are almost totally NAKED!!!!!

ALERT! this is so demeaning to these women!



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Response to Xipe Totec (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 03:48 PM

14. Oh, I thought the models were printed as well...

...since they certainly look plastic. The other nine examples from the article didn't include any non-printed paraphernalia. Hmm.

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Response to Xipe Totec (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 03:51 PM

15. There are more and more 3-D printers in use.

If you can't afford to buy one for your home workshop now, wait a few years. In the meantime, look for hobby spaces and workshops in your neighborhood. Example: The Hammerspace Workshop here in South KC. They have an incredible range of tools; in addition to 3-D printers, they've got vacuum-forming tables and kilns and a wide range of power tools.

Do a Google search to see what's available for your neighborhood.

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Response to Xipe Totec (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 04:37 PM

17. sweet, I can be a hit at HRGigerCON

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