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Sun Nov 18, 2012, 03:16 AM

43. I think it will go beyond plastics very quickly

There's a product you can get that is malleable like clay but is mostly powdered metal (you can get anything from brass, copper to silver or gold) suspended in a binder that burns away when you kiln fire the thing to become solid metal.

I could see 3D printers using similar stuff to make all sorts of parts and eventually more complicated stuff out of various materials. Certainly for inventors it is an amazing thing. Where you'd have to find a shop to mill parts for your invention, you can now just print them for your prototypes.

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