Who here has a 3D printer?

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  1. waloshin macrumors 68040

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    I've noticed these 3D printers are becoming very popular. Who here has one.
     
  2. mohsy90 macrumors 65816

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    Popular? Well they are gaining notice in the public world but are still ridiculously expensive for an ordinary consumer to purchase, not to mention why a consumer would need one anyway. Most likely if you're using one, you're working for some commercial design company.
     
  3. twietee macrumors 603

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    My modelmaker bought one about three weeks ago and proudly presented me his new tool/toy for about one hour. Impressive. He uses the plastic-material.

    I'd like to have one in my cellar (they are loud), as long as I can't afford a decent 'modellistica' or atelier to build my own stuff.
    Yet, I'd get a model with the 'older' method, using a kind of plaster. They need much more effort regarding the 3d-modelling process and the outcome is much more grainier, but that's what l personally prefer.
     
  4. Dagless macrumors Core

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    I don't, but I know people who do. One is a freelance 3D modeller and was given an "old" 3D printer when one of his clients upgraded. I think there are a few type out there. There's one (around £4k I believe) that uses jets of water, takes longer and has a lower resolution.
     
  5. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    is Squilly your other username? Serious question.

    The posting style and content is alarmingly similar
     
  6. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Agreed. I don't ever see myself owning one.
     
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    That's what I was wondering. Hmmm...

    Anywhoo, back on topic.

    I highly doubt anybody here has a 3D printer.
     
  8. Acerone macrumors regular

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    3D printer have become big on Kickstarter. I think almost every single one reached its goal...
     
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  10. Squilly macrumors 68020

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    Doubt many people have one. I want one though. That and a CNC machine.
     
  11. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    how about a lathe?
     
  12. waloshin, Mar 6, 2013
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    waloshin thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Nope are they still kicking around?

    Besides who created Squilly to make similar posts to me?
     
  13. Squilly macrumors 68020

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    No, I'm not Waloshin.

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    No. We're not related at all.
     
  14. Shrink macrumors G3

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    I think the question has to do with the startling similarities in the threads you start.

    Take that observation any way you want.:rolleyes:
     
  15. Renzatic Suspended

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    ...wow. This is almost as eerie as that time I met my retarded doppelganger.
     
  16. pimentoLoaf macrumors 68000

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    Until I can print kitchen gadgets like toasters and dishwashers, a 3d printer won't be very useful for me. :p
     
  17. Squilly macrumors 68020

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  18. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    :D

    Same here. I can never find a fork, so printing one would be amazingly handy.
     
  19. F1 Fan macrumors regular

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    I love where this is heading. Apparently printing with ceramics and metals is on the way too. I want to be able to print a replacement bathroom tile, drill bit, nuts & bolts, etc... :D
     

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