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SpaceX 3D Prints Rocket Thruster
5/30/2014

The world's first rocket thruster to be fabricated on a 3-D printer was certified by SpaceX today.
(Source: SpaceX)
The world's first rocket thruster to be fabricated on a 3-D printer was certified by SpaceX today.
(Source: SpaceX)

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goafrit
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Re: 3D printing
goafrit   6/3/2014 2:19:19 PM
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>> I think most of you guys missed the main point. 

We are not missing any point - I think we are in sync here. The impact of 3D is very obvious to this community. The opportunity is so huge that in future manufcturers may focus on selling files as they know you can print the items at home. They get revenue from the sale of the printing files. Say you want to buy a toothbruch, you go online and pay for the file design and print at home.

goafrit
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Re: 3D Impact
goafrit   6/3/2014 2:15:58 PM
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>> Advancements on 3D printer front are so quick and big that printer sounds like a misnomer for this technology

What of Maker?

goafrit
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goafrit   6/3/2014 2:15:11 PM
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>> but I predict that the day is in sight when even mass produced items will be using cheap, super-fast versions of todays 3-D printers.

That explains why building manufacturing factories may be a bad business model in some sectors

Roy.Harvie
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3D printing
Roy.Harvie   6/2/2014 1:52:20 PM
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I think most of you guys missed the main point. 3D printing allows products to be made in shapes that cannot be done via machining. In order to make complex parts conventionally many pieces have to be assembled. NASA did a rocket motor with 3D printing and claimed it saved over 100 parts. The result can be cheaper, and more robust due to fewer failure points.

R_Colin_Johnson
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Re: 3D Impact
R_Colin_Johnson   6/2/2014 1:50:56 PM
How about Replicator?-scampbell970

Replicator is pretty good. I like it!

R_Colin_Johnson
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Re: 3D Impact
R_Colin_Johnson   6/2/2014 1:50:55 PM
How about Replicator?-scampbell970

Replicator is pretty good. I like it!

scampbell970
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Re: 3D Impact
scampbell970   6/2/2014 12:17:23 PM
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How about Replicator?

perl_geek
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Refractory materials
perl_geek   6/2/2014 12:10:36 PM
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Printing is a great way of producing 2-D objects, but not necessarily a quick way of making 3-D ones.

However, if you're making something from tough, notoriously refractory materials, (which is pretty much par for the course when building rocket motors), it makes a lot more sense to build them up than to turn a large lump of the stuff into (mostly) scrap.

3dprinterfilaments
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Largest 3D printer filament supplier in USA
3dprinterfilaments   6/2/2014 12:10:18 PM
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Hello,

 

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If interested please contact the 3dprinterfilaments@gmail.com.

 

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R_Colin_Johnson
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Re: Thins
R_Colin_Johnson   6/1/2014 4:59:32 PM
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Yes, there already are 3-D printers speciically designed for dentists. Check out this video from Stratasys about how it works.

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