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    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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    Quote 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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    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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    That's quite nice work

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    Shit yeah, that's hell cool!

    I wonder if there's a market for fitted dildos?!?
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    Quote 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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    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?"


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    This is mega cool. Being able to print a wax casting pattern would be great!
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    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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    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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    You learn something every day! This has led me on a quite the Wikipedia expedition. How much pressure will it resist Bill?
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    Quote 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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    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.
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    Turbo compressor wheel.
    Good for 40 psi boost.
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    That's printing nice now.

    Can you print carbon undertrays?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigmuz View Post
    That's printing nice now.

    Can you print carbon undertrays?

    Yes, as long as the carbon is ABS plastic and the entire tray is only 130 mm square it'll work fine.

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    Wow that's amazing. I had no idea just what these machines aren't capable of making!
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    Carbon undertray, you say Muz???
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    very cool bill. people with random broken interior parts will farking love you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shifty View Post
    very cool bill. people with random broken interior parts will farking love you.
    I want to borrow an AE-86 indicator cancelling collar, the little cylindrical gadget that sits on the steering column and as it turns it pops the indicator stalk back to neutral.
    I can't find an available one anywhere so I thought .... how about I just make one?

    Anyone got one I can borrow for a few days?

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    Do you have a 3D scanner, to go with the 3D printer?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jzx83 View Post
    Do you have a 3D scanner, to go with the 3D printer?
    No, but I could get one ....
    http://store.3dprintingsystems.com/i...&product_id=80

    The steering collar thing would be pretty easy to make on Autocad though.

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    Good oh. Didn't think I was being all that groundbreaking, but on the other hand I had never heard of one either. Or at least not one for end users to buy.
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    I made an owl as a birthday present for a friend.

    And a tiny WRX cylinder head ....... just 'cause I can.
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    Do you have an ABN??

    I may have some prototyping work I need done. May need some plastic covers and optics holders etc done for a PCIe card I am designing (similar to a high powered gaming video card etc).
    What's your preferred file format?

    edit: just read first page, step files are fine.
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    hahaha nice work on the Owl, Bill!

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    Re the blinker thingo, I'll see if I have one floating around. If not and you have no luck, I can send you the one out of my car anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KDog View Post
    Do you have an ABN??

    I may have some prototyping work I need done. May need some plastic covers and optics holders etc done for a PCIe card I am designing (similar to a high powered gaming video card etc).
    I don't have an ABN but I've got a bank account and I like cash.

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