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USSWisconsin
17 Jul 11,, 18:29
What could a modeler do with one of these?
‪ZPrinter 650‬‏ - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ak7IQ8c-dbk&feature=watch_response)

I know it is beyond the budget of most modelers today - but things can change.

I appears to be a viable technology for commercial prototype modeling now - and it could find applications in a well equipped hobby model workshop in the future.

Doktor
17 Jul 11,, 19:30
This is not the first "3D Printer". Remember few years ago at Drupa (pre-press fair in Dusseldorf, biggest in Europe) I have seen some 3D modelers, but the details were not as high as those shown on the video.

Gun Grape
27 Aug 11,, 18:44
Lego 3D milling machine.

Looks like it would be fine for making masters for RTV mold.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pX1cO2XhMrg&feature=player_detailpage#t=3s

Doktor
27 Aug 11,, 21:53
Lego 3D milling machine.

Looks like it would be fine for making masters for RTV mold.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pX1cO2XhMrg&feature=player_detailpage#t=3s

I have watched the video without sound. Looks like Lego sells a kit to produce 3d printer? :) Can't be that, right?

Gun Grape
29 Aug 11,, 05:06
I have watched the video without sound. Looks like Lego sells a kit to produce 3d printer? :) Can't be that, right?

Not exactly. Arthur Sacek designed the machine using the LEGO Mindstorms NXT programmable robotics system.

LEGO Milling Machine Cuts Handsome 3D Portraits | Geekosystem (http://www.geekosystem.com/lego-milling-machine/)

FJV
31 Aug 11,, 18:49
There is an open source 3d printer in the internet, just google reprap.

There are 2 versions, the later one is the Mendel.

However I am not fully convinced of it's accuracy and part strength.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z5QB7VNLdkI&feature=related