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#31 calvinthedestroyer  Icon User is offline

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Re: 3D Printers

Posted 26 April 2013 - 03:39 AM

View PostCheribasa, on 25 April 2013 - 06:47 AM, said:

View Postcalvinthedestroyer, on 25 April 2013 - 03:00 AM, said:

View PostCheribasa, on 24 April 2013 - 07:43 AM, said:

what do you all think of 3D Printers?

Gizmodo has its opinion: http://gizmodo.com/5...otally-worth-it

I for one, think it's awesome to know that at some point; I could literally email someone a spoon.

What do you all think?



You should check this old thread about 3D Printers:
3D Printers


I guess it's necessary to point out a few things: That word that you used 'old thread'. Also; I am deeply sorry that I
reproduced an old thread. I guess since I didn't see it on the front page of the lounge, I figured it never came up.
Sorry about that.


No problem. I just did want you to miss out on anything, plus I didn't feel like retyping all that stuff that I had previously typed :P
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Re: 3D Printers

Posted 26 April 2013 - 05:41 AM

View Posth4nnib4l, on 24 April 2013 - 09:34 AM, said:

NO. NO. SHUT THE FUCK UP. I swear to god, if we start talking about guns in this motherfucking thread... well it's the internet, so I can't do anything about it other than take my keyboard and go home, but fuck you.


Jesus, I guess I need a few semesters off from grad school worse than I thought. Apparently I got a little cranky at the end of the semester there...
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Re: 3D Printers

Posted 26 April 2013 - 06:01 AM

View Posth4nnib4l, on 26 April 2013 - 05:41 AM, said:

View Posth4nnib4l, on 24 April 2013 - 09:34 AM, said:

NO. NO. SHUT THE FUCK UP. I swear to god, if we start talking about guns in this motherfucking thread... well it's the internet, so I can't do anything about it other than take my keyboard and go home, but fuck you.


Jesus, I guess I need a few semesters off from grad school worse than I thought. Apparently I got a little cranky at the end of the semester there...


Your pain is felt, my friend. I hate school. XD
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Re: 3D Printers

Posted 02 May 2013 - 11:28 AM

View Posteugenerudenko, on 24 April 2013 - 03:14 PM, said:

I think that in some 8-10 years they will be as popular as regular printers nowadays. The idea of being able to print a physical object is really exciting, though I've already read that someone has tried to print a gun.


I am seeing a kid (roughly 15 year) trying to print a 50-cal machine gun. Then having the gun blowing out the room when he is trying to shoot a tree, sending him to hospital, happy. Why? Well, 3D-printers work with plastic because it is cheap and easy to mold. Guns are contained explosions and plastic do not hold an explosion that well. But it will cause a lot of damage, but not deadly.

Remember, you will also need to learn to make gunpowder. And then press the bullet into the cartridge. I see a lot of blown off fingers, bleeding eardrums and damaged eyes.

On a more serious note, I would love to have a 3D-printer. I would be able to print myself a new set of chess pieces and parts to my computers.
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Re: 3D Printers

Posted 02 May 2013 - 11:34 AM

Actually, there are 3D printers that work with other media including ceramics, metals and polymers...all of which could be possessed of the strength to form a suitable firing chamber. When people say "3D printing" most of us think of a tech called fused deposition modelling and that tends to use plastics and polymers. There are several other 3D processes though.

One that I know of for instance involves the printer laying down a layer of a substrate powder that is fused with a laser. Those processes can use practically any metal alloy and have specifically been most useful in crafting parts from titanium...a medium certainly well strong enough to craft a firing chamber for a large caliber round for...even if it's used by a 15 year old (or even a 14 year old). Those machines are indeed more expensive than a plastic extruder type of printer we tend to think of but they do exist and the price per unit produced is, by all reasonable accounts, dropping like a rock.
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Re: 3D Printers

Posted 09 May 2013 - 08:37 AM

Just came across this!

A bit of time, a nifty idea, and you can totally have your own 3dprinter!

Ultimaker 3D Printer Toy Design Challenge

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We want you to be creative and have fun creating your design! Basically toy around with your thoughts, put them into CAD form, and then submit.

We have lots of prizes! You can win your very own Ultimaker and limited supply of free PLA to CAD (or download) so you can create to your heart's content.


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rules
  • Model parts should fit, be scaled to or be cut into sections of no greater than 21 x 21 x 21 cm.
  • Your submission should be in STEP or IGES format. Other formats are not accepted.
  • Assembly can be via snap fit, bolts, screws or glue. See www.ultimaker.com for more information.
  • The model has to be 3D printable.
  • Entries will be judged based on creativity, feasibility in 3D printing on Ultimaker, and overall coolness.


This Challenge starts on May 8, 2013 and ends on June 5, 2013, at 11:59pm UTC.


http://grabcad.com/c...esign-challenge

The prizes are near the bottom - but the top three get fully assembled 3d printers, 4th and 5th get teh kit..

For a two-grand bot, why not?
https://shop.ultimak...ultimakers.html
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Re: 3D Printers

Posted 10 May 2013 - 03:48 PM

View Postmodi123_1, on 09 May 2013 - 08:37 AM, said:

Just came across this!

A bit of time, a nifty idea, and you can totally have your own 3dprinter!

Ultimaker 3D Printer Toy Design Challenge

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We want you to be creative and have fun creating your design! Basically toy around with your thoughts, put them into CAD form, and then submit.

We have lots of prizes! You can win your very own Ultimaker and limited supply of free PLA to CAD (or download) so you can create to your heart's content.


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rules
  • Model parts should fit, be scaled to or be cut into sections of no greater than 21 x 21 x 21 cm.
  • Your submission should be in STEP or IGES format. Other formats are not accepted.
  • Assembly can be via snap fit, bolts, screws or glue. See www.ultimaker.com for more information.
  • The model has to be 3D printable.
  • Entries will be judged based on creativity, feasibility in 3D printing on Ultimaker, and overall coolness.


This Challenge starts on May 8, 2013 and ends on June 5, 2013, at 11:59pm UTC.


[url]http://grabcad.com/challenges/ultimaker-3d-printer-toy-design-challenge[/url]

The prizes are near the bottom - but the top three get fully assembled 3d printers, 4th and 5th get teh kit..

For a two-grand bot, why not?
[url]https://shop.ultimaker.com/en/assembled-ultimakers.html[/url]



If I had any skill with AutoCADD I would actually do this. It's sounds fun just to consider winning a makerbot.
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Re: 3D Printers

Posted 14 May 2013 - 05:27 PM

So, remember how certain folks said that this can't become about guns... well I'm going to poke the bear.

The Liberator is a 3D printable gun.
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Re: 3D Printers

Posted 14 May 2013 - 05:31 PM

I wish you wouldn't.
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Re: 3D Printers

Posted 14 May 2013 - 07:05 PM

That's cool.
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Re: 3D Printers

Posted 15 May 2013 - 08:05 AM

It really is. That's neat.
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Re: 3D Printers

Posted 16 May 2013 - 01:16 PM

OK, so you got single shot pistol. Neat. When are the machine guns comming? :)
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Re: 3D Printers

Posted 16 May 2013 - 01:35 PM

EVENTUALLY CAN'T YOU PEOPLE EVER JUST BE HAPPY
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Re: 3D Printers

Posted 16 May 2013 - 01:37 PM

has anyone else noticed that @supersloth is awful shouty lately?
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Re: 3D Printers

Posted 16 May 2013 - 01:51 PM

This ruger looks like a repeat offender.

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