Monday, April 29, 2013

Technology

Look what I spotted this afternoon while wandering through cube land. The green spool is raw material being fed to the print head where it's melted and deposited on the flat surface. Just thought it was interesting. Not as fancy as the 3D printer that Coop mentioned in his post but still pretty cool. Enough to distract me and made me forget where I was headed. I'm easily distracted.

The printer came with models of it's own spare parts so you can make them ahead of time. They are the small white pieces next to the putty knife (which is needed to remove the output from the print surface).

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  1. Richard:

    That's a neat machine but how to program it ?

    I would be ecstatic with a vinyl cutting machine. Do you have any lying around ? Maybe check in the closets

    bob
    Riding the Wet Coast

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    1. Bears me. I just thought it looked cool printing out a toy airplane.

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  2. so, can it print me out some Ural parts? :)

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    1. Only if they're plastic. I wonder if it's stronger than the pot meta?

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  3. /\ What he said. Totally funny.

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    1. Or print out a new Ural! Now that'll be something.

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    1. Maybe that's how the dealer makes your plastic panels....

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  5. Technology is truly amazing.

    Think of the things that were developed in our lifetime, then think of what the following generations might see. Mind blowing.

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    1. I'm still waiting for the flying cars they were talking about 50 years ago....

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