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Re: 3D Printing...

Post by RJDiogenes » Mon Nov 14, 2016 10:41 pm

Now here is a very cool use of 3D printing technology. :yes:
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Re: 3D Printing...

Post by Lord_Plecostomus » Wed Nov 16, 2016 2:22 am

MUCH better than making 3D printed armor for your cat. Trust me on that. :D
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Post by RJDiogenes » Wed Nov 16, 2016 10:39 pm

I don't know. Cat-shaped Iron Man armor sounds cool.
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Re: 3D Printing...

Post by Lord_Plecostomus » Fri Nov 18, 2016 12:06 pm

^Trust me you do not want a cat powered by an ARC reactor. That's the kind of thing Hawking has warned us about. :warn:


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Re: 3D Printing...

Post by RJDiogenes » Fri Nov 18, 2016 10:28 pm

Lord_Plecostomus wrote:^Trust me you do not want a cat powered by an ARC reactor. That's the kind of thing Hawking has warned us about. :warn:
Good point. But think of the YouTube videos.
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That really puts the fantastic in Plastic Fantastic. I hope it goes viral. Maybe if you add a cat in Iron Man armor....
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Re: 3D Printing...

Post by Lord_Plecostomus » Sat Nov 19, 2016 3:18 pm

^I refuse to be directly responsible for the end of humanity. :P

3D printing of metal objects at home thanks to a loophole:

http://www.thevirtualfoundry.com/home/
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Re: 3D Printing...

Post by RJDiogenes » Sat Nov 19, 2016 8:45 pm

Wow, and it's compatible with existing home technology. That's pretty amazing.
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Re: 3D Printing...

Post by Lord_Plecostomus » Sat Nov 19, 2016 9:18 pm

Indeed. Though at nearly $100 for a quarter pound it's pricey. Best for printing shiny things to distract the wives so they don't realize I spent $100 on shiny material to distract them. :dance:
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