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12/1/2011 04:33 PM EST
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fredrodriguez
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fredrodriguez   11/5/2012 3:01:20 AM
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As the article points out, one of the key issues has been “the lack of widely available equipment” that has made the process of self-designing and printing 3-D items “inaccessible to most regular would-be consumers”. It seems the issue has since been overcome, with My Robot Nation now offering robot design combinations which users can create themselves at home simply using a web browser with WebGL 3-D graphics, to be printed by Z Corp. I’m wondering if other printers already offer such a service for 3-D, including printing companies in PA and NY. My Robot Nation co-founder Sarah Stocker says “robots are only the beginning” and “the platform was flexible enough to allow for the creation and customization of objects of any kind”. This is a mind-blowing and exciting prospect for other items that could be printed, and may well revolutionise the printing and commercial industries. For instance, print companies in PA, such as in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, could use it to print NFL merchandise. http://www.intellprinting.com

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Nic Cohen   7/27/2012 7:35:43 AM
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About to invest in getting all I need for a 3D printer.... Have to say rather impressed though I do agree this of toys not robots, however superb all the same! Nic: www.kdweb.co.uk

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kathyink   3/19/2012 9:03:41 AM
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I think my son would love to design his own robot! I think it is every boy's dream to have a chance in creating their own robots, adding the colors and the various moving parts. With advanced 3D printing technology, I am sure it can be accomplished.

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JON-design   2/23/2012 9:23:16 AM
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Hey editor, since this is a website for professionals shouldn't we have a little more professionalism in the titling of articles. This is a story about 3D printing of toys not robots. Sure they are toys that resemble robots but they are not, in fact, robots. It's similar to a story about Barbie dolls bring titled, "Mattel makes people." Jon - http://www.evosite.co.uk/

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SylvieBarak   12/3/2011 7:08:14 PM
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No, it was in Beta, now it is out of beta :)

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Gryphon88   12/2/2011 8:15:59 PM
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It may take too long to get smth more than prototypes. At the moment I use RepRap Mendel 3D-printer for building prototypes, but I'm not satisfied with min. feature size (2 mm).

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t.alex   12/2/2011 2:12:49 PM
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This is so cool!

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yalanand   12/2/2011 6:27:20 AM
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Wow, very innovative idea. This is just beta release, when will we see the full release ?

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Sheetal.Pandey   12/2/2011 4:46:12 AM
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This is a wonderful idea. Having seen 3D printing products, definitely it would not be an easy task for the manufacturer. Hats off for doing that.

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EREBUS0   12/2/2011 1:48:16 AM
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I can't wait until I can either buy or make an inexpensive 3D printer. I am already building a 3 axis CNC kit from MYDIYCNC.com. They are already looking at adding an extruding head for the device. If you can design it, you can build it. Everything else is just an issue of scale and durable materials.

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