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3D Printer - Applications to machine restoration?

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3D Printer - Applications to machine restoration?

Postby Phil Morris » Wed Apr 04, 2012 12:35 am

At breakfast this AM a friend told me aout a new 3D printer entering the market with a $1300 price tag. This seemed a little incredible but she later emailed this link:

So what do you think? Are there applications to machine repair/restoration? I saw them duplicate a broken part for one of Jay Leno's cars using a more expensive version of this machine. (I believe they are now using a 3D scanner and automated machining station to directly build the new parts.)

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Re: 3D Printer - Applications to machine restoration?

Postby Wheels » Fri Apr 13, 2012 8:59 am

I think the answer is a resounding yes. I think some parts could be used right off the printer but I have to also wonder if the finished part could be sent out as a pattern for casting....

I'm all foggy on getting the measurements into the machine.
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Re: 3D Printer - Applications to machine restoration?

Postby Richard-TX » Sat Apr 21, 2012 12:40 am

If it were me I would use the printer to make my own machine.
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