|03-07-2008, 10:11 AM||#1|
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Midway, PA
i remember reading in popular science about a website that you can send specifications of items you want fabricated, and they would make the parts for you. i've been looking, but i can't find this site anywhere, and i can't find it in the magazine either. i wanted to know how much it would cost to make my own custom vehicles from scratch.
i'm going to school for CAD, and it would be very easy to make some awesome vehicles like this, if i had a way of getting the parts fabricated. there is a machine out there you can buy that does this as well, but i don't have $5000 to throw around. if i did, i'd definitely buy one - but i'd wait because the next version will print the parts out in color.
|03-07-2008, 03:33 PM||#2|
Join Date: Sep 2007
Was this it?
|03-07-2008, 03:46 PM||#3|
Banned, haha just kidding
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: I don't like duke.
I remember that issue, it rocked! When I saw it, I was thinking G.I. Joes...
|03-07-2008, 09:53 PM||#4|
Join Date: Sep 2007
Ha, I think I found the site you're looking for:
|03-08-2008, 06:53 AM||#5|
Join Date: Jan 2007
Stereolithography, one step closer to the replicator.
Problem is, the resins that they typically use are intended for "prototype" conditions. Extended use results in rapid wear. I've got a pretty sweet planet gear system around from a company that was trying to sell us a machine or at least their services... it's getting pretty wobbly nowadays.
But yeah, you can make some pretty neat stuff, there's an article I found were a hospital lab used the rapid prototyping machine to print out a replica of a girl's skull from a scan they made of it:
Then there's this freaking sweet spider.
Don't quote me on this, but I believe the process originated by using thin sheets of paper glued together in place of laser treated resins. I don't know that they still do it, but the one forensics center here in Kentucky... Frankfort's I think, used the paper method to recreate skulls and bones
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