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    #61
    Pretty cool, I wonder how they do that?
    To change colours on mine I have to swap the ABS reels over.
    Just got an order from New Zealand from a guy building a model Lockheed F-22 Raptor, I'm making the variable-geometry jet nozzles for him.

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      #62
      Originally posted by Billzilla View Post
      Just got an order from New Zealand from a guy building a model Lockheed F-22 Raptor, I'm making the variable-geometry jet nozzles for him.
      They are a pretty complex 3D shape and the tops turned out fine though the underside was a bit more layered than I would have liked. A bit of sanding & filling then painting and they'll look pretty good I reckon.
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        #63
        Just finished making some parts for another 3D printer .... not quite a Von Nuemann machine but we're getting there.
        They came out a lot nicer than they look in the photo.
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          #64
          That's quite nice work

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            #65
            Shit yeah, that's hell cool!

            I wonder if there's a market for fitted dildos?!?
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              #66
              Originally posted by JohnMcSandyAxe View Post
              I wonder if there's a market for fitted dildos?!?
              Sure.
              I'll need to take careful measurements first though ..... I am a professional.

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                #67
                Interesting article on this

                http://www.theatlantic.com/technolog...ht-now/252184/
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                  #68
                  I find 3d printing fascinating, this is a massive "disruptor" technology if ever there was one.

                  If you think the shitfight were getting now from the music industry is bad with the DNS blocking, million dollar damages for a few mp3 downloads and unprecedented political lobbying all to stop people sharing non tangible audio/video content, imagine when you can download and create "stuff" ie. car parts, furniture, knick knacks and weapons.

                  We're a long way off from Star Trek style replicator technology, but its not longer "magic" and could very possibly be something we see in our lifetime.

                  As a bonus there is a final answer to that stupid MPAA ad you see at the movies, "Would you download a car?"


                  FUCK YES I WOULD!

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                    #69
                    This is mega cool. Being able to print a wax casting pattern would be great!
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                      #70
                      I remember the uni having one that did similar resolution to those photos posted. Although I also remember the approvals etc to go through to get your designs printed, and I think the product had to get bathed in acid afterwards. Having your own machine sitting next to the desktop connected via a cable is bloody cool.

                      I have seen videos on youtube about metal sintering in a similar fashion.
                      quick search turned up this link:
                      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DW-2xaIDtMk

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                        #71
                        I'd always been curious as to how well they work so I finished making one this morning.



                        And yes it works just the one in the video. Amazing.

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                          #72
                          You learn something every day! This has led me on a quite the Wikipedia expedition. How much pressure will it resist Bill?
                          If in doubt, flat out!

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                            #73
                            Originally posted by toyabusa View Post
                            You learn something every day! This has led me on a quite the Wikipedia expedition. How much pressure will it resist Bill?

                            Very little as air still comes out in the resisting direction but I can feel me having to blow harder to get any real flow out of it.
                            It's more of a curiosity than for anything really useful.
                            And I have always wanted to have something that Tesla thought-up. (apart from AC power, electric motors, etc)

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                              #74
                              Of course, it obviously uses turbulence to resist flow, so requires some reverse air flow to function.

                              I can think up a few uses for it as a zero-moving part pseudo-non-return valve.
                              Is it crazy how saying sentences backwards creates backwards sentences saying how crazy it is?

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                                #75
                                Turbo compressor wheel.
                                Good for 40 psi boost.
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