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Open source 3D printer/fabricator - rock on!

Open source 3D printer/fabricator - rock on!

http://hardware.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=07/01/09/2239206&tag=nl.e777
http://www.newscientisttech.com/article/dn10922-desktop-fabricator-may-kickstart-home-revolution.html

I'm soo looking to get into serious hobby robotics, product design, and rapid prototyping. I love this open source 3D printer that Cornell came up with - it would be great for schools and it's MUCH cheaper than a Stereo-Lithography machine. Beyond that, it makes for a great cheap way for small companies (especially in developing economies) to create physical models of their ideas. I can see garage fab-labs with this, printable electronic circuits and other similar simplified devices.

Anyone do rapid prototyping and see major problem with this open-source 3D printer/fabricator?

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Just adding something that shook up some...

In reply to: Open source 3D printer/fabricator - rock on!

emachineshop.com did rile up some company cadsters. Imagine not having to pay for cad software and then... getting the parts without a trip to a machine shop or using your company's machine shop. "Outrageous?"

Another upsetting thig to do in a company is to stop buying Microsoft Office. Start supplying Open Office.

Bob

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(NT) wow - I hadn't heard of emachineshop.com. THX!

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