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Re: 3D printing technology news
« Reply #15 on: August 31, 2013, 04:45:49 am »
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Re: 3D printing technology news
« Reply #16 on: September 01, 2013, 03:12:38 pm »
On a related note, there is the SpiderFab robot: http://www.dvice.com/2013-8-30/nasa-wants-build-giant-spacecraft-3d-printing-spiders


...Ah. Is *this* the "sekret projekt" that Blackstar's been hinting about recently? It should be interesting to see how well this concept works, as some 3D printing techniques actually -need- the pull of gravity to keep things in place as each layer is squirted/sprayed on. At the same time, I'm also pretty curious as to what sort of resin/composite is going to be used, and how that material compares to any similar sample materials that were flown on LDEF. IIRC, some "plastigoop"-like materials tend to dissolve after an unacceptably short time exposed to vacuum and those nasty solar wind particles.

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Re: 3D printing technology news
« Reply #18 on: September 22, 2013, 01:53:23 am »
Could we merge this with

http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,18323.msg175585.html#msg175585

please?

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Re: 3D printing technology news
« Reply #19 on: October 18, 2013, 10:28:49 am »
 3D printing has been in the news a bit this past week, although they are all variations on the same story.

Amaze project aims to take 3D printing 'into metal age'
The European Space Agency has unveiled plans to "take 3D printing into the metal age" by building parts for jets, spacecraft and fusion projects.http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-24528306

AMAZING FUTURE
A metal 3D-printing revolution is entering space. AMAZE is a recently announced project that aims to perfect the printing of space-quality metal components on Earth and beyond within five years. 3D printing builds a solid object from a series of layers, each one printed on top of the last. This ‘additive manufacturing’ technique produces very complex structures with minimal waste and maximum flexibility. http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Human_Spaceflight/Highlights/Amazing_future 

3D PRINTING FOR SPACE: THE ADDITIVE REVOLUTION

3D printing is getting ready to revolutionise space travel. ESA is paving the way for 3D-printed metals to build high-quality, intricate shapes with massive cost savings.
http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Human_Spaceflight/Research/3D_printing_for_space_the_additive_revolution

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Re: 3D printing technology news
« Reply #20 on: November 09, 2013, 08:48:50 pm »
...One interesting use I'm already hearing for this 3D Metal process is a new way of applying aluminum siding to a house. One particular variation calls for the house to not be painted at all, but simply sealcoated with the Al print. Would be interesting to see a long-term environmental wear-n-tear study, especially in areas where the humidity is generally high, or termites tend to be somewhat in abundance.

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Re: 3D printing technology news
« Reply #21 on: November 09, 2013, 11:24:10 pm »
Some fairly impressive advances in 3D printing:
World’s First 3D Printed Metal GunSo far 600 rounds have been put through a printed 1911, demonstrating strength and reliability of printed metal. The machine used is nightmarishly expensive, but it's an interesting first step.
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« Reply #22 on: March 07, 2014, 04:02:45 pm »
I knew it. 3D printing technology is great for Science. Aside from using it in building on the moon, it can be great for medical use as well. This skull is a very good example, http://www.3d2print.net/shop/blog/cool/heads-need-new-skull/. Medical practitioners can use this for training.

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Re: 3D printing technology news
« Reply #26 on: September 15, 2014, 12:00:37 pm »
This tech is advancing incredibly fast;

http://video.lauraingraham.com/-26801147#.VBc2ssJ0ysc
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