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    #31
    Originally posted by dogsballs View Post
    is it toxic?

    can you make me a third testicle?
    They don't recommend you eat food from an ABS plastic container, and yes, I can print something that small.

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      #32
      Just finished.
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        #33
        My boss has been playing around with these things for the past few years.
        Makes his own bot parts to improve it, etc.

        I think he mainly uses it for prototyping housings for our products.

        Funky demonstration vid:

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          #34
          Thanks Bill, I can see that it was worth the effort.

          Greg Rust Racing has a number of new updates for this weekends round, among them a new power steering bracket.
          2017 Ford Ranger XLT (Jeep Wrangler recovery vehicle)
          2007 KTM 250 SX

          Originally posted by Monza
          I've never considered myself the type of guy to eat arse but I am currently reviewing that policy

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            #35
            Awesome stuff Billeh, I'm sure I need something made... just don't know what yet. Oh wait, strut brace brackets ;)

            | 1963 RK43 Toyota Lite-Stout (Stanley) | 2002 EC5W Mitsubishi Legnum VR-4 Type-S (Larry) |


            Originally posted by Gammaboy
            PF - We're not happy till you're not happy.

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              #36
              Originally posted by Greg Rust View Post
              Thanks Bill, I can see that it was worth the effort.
              I was going to post it today, but I had to fix a minor emergency last night and only just got home a short while ago. I'll post it tomorrow - email me the address mate.




              Originally posted by Nitephyre View Post
              Awesome stuff Billeh, I'm sure I need something made... just don't know what yet. Oh wait, strut brace brackets ;)
              I've had a think about it and figured out how to make it work and the brackets stiff enough, even with only the two bolt holes.

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                #37
                Sweet, also need your bank details?
                2017 Ford Ranger XLT (Jeep Wrangler recovery vehicle)
                2007 KTM 250 SX

                Originally posted by Monza
                I've never considered myself the type of guy to eat arse but I am currently reviewing that policy

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                  #38
                  Originally posted by Greg Rust View Post
                  Sweet, also need your bank details?
                  Just use the regular PF Fund account details, I'll let you know how much the total is after I post it tomorrow.

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                    #39
                    Originally posted by Billzilla View Post
                    I've had a think about it and figured out how to make it work and the brackets stiff enough, even with only the two bolt holes.
                    Awesome, I'll pop in sometime soon... had the Cresshitbox today and other stuff came up.

                    | 1963 RK43 Toyota Lite-Stout (Stanley) | 2002 EC5W Mitsubishi Legnum VR-4 Type-S (Larry) |


                    Originally posted by Gammaboy
                    PF - We're not happy till you're not happy.

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                      #40
                      just saw this now.. this is seriously cool!

                      if i were able to use some kind of cad program, i would actually seriously consider buying this product. but i can't, and doing some quick head-maths, i suppose i only have a 500 dollar use for one..
                      i'll just wait 10 more years so i can print me some widebody kits for shitty cars
                      Originally posted by tim510
                      More rabbit less turtle!

                      "No new car will ever be better for the environment than an old car that already exists. Unless that old car is a left-wheel drive communist shitbox made of uranium, asbestos and luekemia", oioioioioi

                      "When you do things right, people won't be sure you've done anything at all", god
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                        #41
                        Wow! Some amazing stuff in the near future from these machines.

                        Before you know it, we’ll be building circuit boards with 3-D printers.

                        In other words, 3-D printers will help us manufacture PCs. Or even, other 3-D printers.

                        “Printing actual circuit boards is very close,” says David ten Have, CEO of 3-D printing outfit Ponoko. “Most of the assembly tools are completely automated anyway. I’m guessing 18 to 24 months.”

                        Ten Have is discussing a 3-D printing technique known as “additive printing.” Whereas a standard printer jets ink onto paper, a 3-D printer builds three dimensional objects by layering materials — plastic, metals, rubbers — on top of each other. Each layer is about one three-thousandths of an inch thick. Some 3-D printing techniques have been around for over 20 years, but they’re finally getting to the point they can be used by the average company — not just the massive corporation.

                        To build real-world circuit boards, ten Have explains, we need only two things. The first is file standardization. We need a common protocol that describes each design. Microsoft has made inroads here with its .NET Gadgeteer platform, but it’s far from standard. The second is a substrate material that works well with 3-D printers. With these two things in place, he says, a 3-D printer could select existing resistors, capacitors, and even microprocessors, and place them onto the substrate.

                        No, we’re not talking about printing the actual microprocessor. Asked when this will happen, ten Have laughs. “I don’t really know about that one,” he says. But he notes that some microprocessors are built with graphene, a typical 3-D printing substrate.

                        Ten Have was speaking at the San Francisco offices of Autodesk, the venerable 3-D design software maker. Ponoko partners with Autodesk. Engineers use Autodesk’s software to design an object before printing it with Ponoko hardware. Typically, these objects are printed with laser cut industrial cardboard or additively with various plastics, rubbers, and metals. Autodesk’s director of strategic research, Gonzalo Martinez, showed us a plastic motorcycle prototype built completely with a 3-D printer, down to the prototype disc brakes and shock absorbers.
                        http://www.wired.com/wiredenterprise...nting-autodesk

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                          #42
                          you seem to be having trouble with it warping. How do you think it would cope with remaking a inlet plenum.

                          As much as I wanted to build a reprap 3d printer the resolution wasn't up for what I was after...
                          Originally posted by Marv
                          "1000 safari suits and matching blunderbuss, along with a 1:56 scale diorama of a porn movie set" was what I originally figured you were hiding, but I'm guessing it's probably an E30.

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                            #43
                            Can do, though do to the size limitations (130mm cube) of the print table it'd have to be done in several sections and then glued together. The resolution is around 0.25mm or so.

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                              #44
                              Are you still doing an RC plane that you posted about a few months go? Would the plastics from the printer be suitable for RC vehicles?
                              1986 944 turbo
                              2006 #26 VE Senator

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                                #45
                                Originally posted by WRXCunt View Post
                                Are you still doing an RC plane that you posted about a few months go? Would the plastics from the printer be suitable for RC vehicles?
                                Yep still making the little alloy aeroplane ..... just been doing other stuff lately so not much has happened.
                                And yes you could build brackets & so-on for RC cars with the printer, the stuff is reasonably strong but not as good as dedicated bits .... but you could use it to make some suspension arms, etc, I reckon.

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