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(BBC)   Drink up, everybody: after figuring out how to use a 3D printer to create clusters of stem cells, scientists are now one step away from printing out new livers for us   (bbc.co.uk) divider line 59
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2013-02-06 12:56:59 AM  
Let me know when I can print a girlfriend.
 
2013-02-06 02:49:34 AM  

Elegy: Did you know 3D printers can also be used to print a fully automatic AR-15 receiver?

/was gonna get mentioned, figured I'd get it out of the way


I'm dubious about that one.  Yes ok it works and is compatible... but it's ABS plastic replacing a part that is metal.  I can't see if being all that reliable or able to take the same abuse as the real deal.

It's a nifty curio of 3D printing sure but not the problem that it was made out to be; I still think anyone trying it in anger is going to have a face full of exploding rifle.
 
2013-02-06 04:52:24 AM  
Can I finally get that replacement dick? This one's worn out.
 
2013-02-06 08:30:35 AM  
Oh sure, the printers can print stem cells, but can they print a phased plasma rifle in the 40-watt range? Didn't think so.
 
2013-02-06 09:00:48 AM  

Opus Croakus: Wake me up when we can do this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t-3AMq8XGaA


Wow anybody else read the comments on that link? There all kinds of crazy in that one.
 
2013-02-06 09:01:54 AM  

Vaneshi: I'm dubious about that one.  Yes ok it works and is compatible... but it's ABS plastic replacing a part that is metal.  I can't see if being all that reliable or able to take the same abuse as the real deal.


The funny thing about that is that once you have the shape it's pretty easy to make a casting mold.
 
2013-02-06 09:15:02 AM  
I can only imagine how expensive the toner would be for a 3D / 4D printer. Wonder if it's just easier to toss it, and but an all new printer.. Or if you could print cartridges at a faster rate than you would use it up..

This is one step closer to being able to print food. The Replicator is the only thing in the Star Trek universe that I really, really want..

/Well, except for Warp Drive.
 
2013-02-06 03:49:28 PM  

Vaneshi: Elegy: Did you know 3D printers can also be used to print a fully automatic AR-15 receiver?

/was gonna get mentioned, figured I'd get it out of the way

I'm dubious about that one.  Yes ok it works and is compatible... but it's ABS plastic replacing a part that is metal.  I can't see if being all that reliable or able to take the same abuse as the real deal.

It's a nifty curio of 3D printing sure but not the problem that it was made out to be; I still think anyone trying it in anger is going to have a face full of exploding rifle.


CSI has explored this idea:

http://3dprintingindustry.com/2012/12/04/csi-features-3d-printing/
 
2013-02-07 08:46:48 AM  

rukusrazor: I can only imagine how expensive the toner would be for a 3D / 4D printer. Wonder if it's just easier to toss it, and but an all new printer.. Or if you could print cartridges at a faster rate than you would use it up..

This is one step closer to being able to print food. The Replicator is the only thing in the Star Trek universe that I really, really want..

/Well, except for Warp Drive.


rukusrazor: I can only imagine how expensive the toner would be for a 3D / 4D printer. Wonder if it's just easier to toss it, and but an all new printer.. Or if you could print cartridges at a faster rate than you would use it up..

This is one step closer to being able to print food. The Replicator is the only thing in the Star Trek universe that I really, really want..

/Well, except for Warp Drive.




That's a pretty gay ting to say. NTTAWWT.

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What the fark would you do with a warp drive?
 
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