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Thought it might've taken over the world by now.
still really expensive to buy the plastics and stuff to put into it (and not really clear what anyone would usefully want to print out of Just plastic anyway) and so it's mostly just a hobby for #tech guys to print out star wars masks and camping plates
It prints WWII scaled models of cannons, tanks and trucks
so they printed new parts for it
i'm still dealing with that
to make the parts to fix the old 3D printer?
from open-source plans they got online. which is pretty cool, although it's roughly the size of a shed and I'm fairly certain cost more than a shed.
1) cheap printing units, around a grand, maybe less, are now in a lot of schools
2) the filament material you use is around £30 a roll, from which you can make like 400 little toys about an inch high
3) recycling of the material (taking old things made and then reshaping them as filament rolls) exists, and is in home units either now or soon
4) medical grade silicon filaments, brass filaments and reconstituted wood filaments all exist. they're more expensive than plastic but not exorbitant
5) the main barrier to 3d printing's expansion into a worldwide commonplace thing is software that laypeople could easily use to make things that aren't just slight modifications of templates. eg phone apps that would make a reasonable 3d model by waving a camera around something. basic versions of this exist but theyre not real 3d, just images projected onto a premade 3d shape
6) you can make stuff with moving parts in a 3d printer, which is fucking insane
7) one of the most profitable things you can do with a 3d printer is prototyping of small parts for industry, where you can shit out proper working components in an hour instead of sending specs to a factory and waiting weeks and spending insane money
That and replacing Subbuteo models
the technology for 3d software modelling of, say, bones and their fractures has existed for ages, but now you can print out what we know is inside someone's body and the surgeon can play around with it and know exactly what they're going to find, making surgery safer and more efficient. and then you can 3d print hip replacements etc. this is all already happening
might be wrong tho.
You can print human tissue, heart valves and the like! on Grey's Anatomy they even printed a heart < 3
moved into the bitcoin dealing instead
i watched a documentary on netflix
cos it uses lazers
still, not being a cunt about THAT are you?
3D print a perfect model of your dong as a gift for your partner for when you're not around. Just need an app to help capture the dimensions with some nifty photo analysis, and we're good.
they probably want a decent sized one!!!!!
3D-printed sex robots are the future. A sex robot of anyone of your choice (people may be able to license their own likeness for others to 3D-print and get royalties and stuff).
so they do exist
1) It's fascinating watching stuff print, especially if it has moving parts, voids, holes, or unusual design quirks.
2) It's amazing being able to design something really quickly in my web browser (www.tinkercad.com), download the files, and print them out. I had a tap that developed a leak the other week and didn't have a spanner that would fit - three minutes of measurements, five minutes of design, twenty minutes of printing - problem solved.
3) Fucking hell, it's difficult to build
4) Fucking hell, it's difficult to actually get going. The plastic has to stick to the printing plate, the plastic can't be stored in damp environments or it extrudes in a globby way, it'll occasionally get stuck and start printing into thin air and ruin everything... urgh
5) I mostly use it to print phone stands and Christmas tree ornaments and things...
6) ...but I'm part of a group that prints parts of custom-designed prosthetic hands for kids. At the rate they grow they can need new hands really frequently and the NHS provision is pretty poor. There's a few guys that measure the child, design the perfectly sized hand for their age and their disability, and then loads of us print individual parts, send them to one person who assembles them, and then sends it to the parents. It's brilliant.
good stuff man
Love that it's causally tacked onto the end of the list. :-)