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10/29/2014 04:25 PM EDT
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_hm
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Re: need more clarification
_hm   10/30/2014 5:42:08 PM
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I would say below average work.

Maximum D
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Finding ORNL
Maximum D   10/30/2014 3:02:19 PM
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ORNL, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (not Laboratories) is actually in Oak Ridge, TN. Check it out http://www.ornl.gov/ornl/contact-us

wilber_xbox
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IC chips
wilber_xbox   10/30/2014 2:30:48 PM
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If semiconductor material can be used so readily then maybe someone will figure out a way to print the IC chip for solar, flexible circuits etc. 

Sanjib.A
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30 Kilowatt??
Sanjib.A   10/30/2014 2:11:37 PM
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"...packing a 30-kilowatt inverter into the palm of your hand."

This is really amazing!! Even if we consider 0.1% loss, it is ~30watts of dissipation in the size of a palm. Is that manageable without special thermal management techniques?

  

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R_Colin_Johnson   10/30/2014 12:24:27 PM
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The researchers say they have many more advanced prototypes in the works, but the one shown in the picture has "the heatsink (in aluminum) and the module plastic enclosure (black part) were printed. The electronics are not printed."

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collin0   10/30/2014 12:18:59 AM
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The title of the passage is bosast. Atfer reading the passsage, we know that only part of Inverter are made by 3D printers. Actually, there is still a long way for 3D printer to go. Many key issues are needed to be resovled, then we could expect the final breakthrough.

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R_Colin_Johnson   10/29/2014 7:27:31 PM
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Eventually they want to 3-D print the whole inverter, but only part of it today. I'll querey them to find our which.

_hm
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need more clarification
_hm   10/29/2014 6:01:03 PM
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What was really printed and what parts were not? Are most critical electronics part not printed? 

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