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(Daily Mail)   Tired of buying expensive diamond rings? Now you can make them at home with your own 3D printer   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 15
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2014-06-26 08:53:47 AM
If it 3D printed diamonds, that would be interesting (but not as interesting as if it 3D printed A Young Lady's Illustrated Primer).  There are plenty of useful things that you can print out of plastic, so I'm not sure why this article is focusing on non-useful things that you can't.
 
2014-06-26 10:19:23 AM
3D printing threads just aren't the same...
 
2014-06-26 11:28:01 AM
Bo Diddley print baby a diamond ring...
 
2014-06-26 12:19:40 PM
Can I just 3D-print a woman and avoid the courtship/engagement entirely?
 
2014-06-26 12:20:30 PM
Or just buy a big cubic zirconia ring for £50 and a Tiffany box off eBay for £10. She'll still let you do her up the pooper, at least until she gets it valued.
 
2014-06-26 12:26:31 PM

farkeruk: Or just buy a big cubic zirconia ring for £50 and a Tiffany box off eBay for £10. She'll still let you do her up the pooper, at least until she gets it valued.


That doesn't work so much when your wife was a jeweler's apprentice and can spot a CZ at 100 yards.
 
2014-06-26 12:34:39 PM
I'm very glad that I have a SO who isn't into rocks and "precious" metals.
 
2014-06-26 12:52:57 PM
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We can print that!
 
2014-06-26 01:42:22 PM

DubyaHater: Can I just 3D-print a woman and avoid the courtship/engagement entirely?


You gotta get the mix just right, I saw it on Amazing Stories
 
2014-06-26 01:47:05 PM
Can you treat the thermoset plastic like wax for investment casting? Make the prototype, approve it, make investment mold by clicking the scale required for your casting material. Even if you have to work with that PLA, it should melt out in the autoclave or burn out when you set the ceramic.
 
2014-06-26 03:08:18 PM
People are always saying that diamonds are only expensive because of DeBeers but I remember reading an article, that I just can't seem to find anymore, that said that there isn't that much diamond being mined anyways. We mine 20 large dumptruck loads of gold for every dumptruck load of diamonds. Most of those diamonds are only industrial quality. So that leaves very little in the way of pretty diamonds.
 
2014-06-26 03:55:48 PM

Gonz: 3D printing threads just aren't the same...


Haha, you nutters think this toy will ever be useful? You can't do real manufacturing with this crap. I'm sure you're going to 3d print yourself a rocket to go to Mars right? Hah, no, we should be focusing on extending life. How old are atoms?

/how was that?
//It's been so long I actually struggled to remember his gist.
///I miss him too, sometimes.
 
2014-06-26 06:53:41 PM
Can it print one out of candy?
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2014-06-26 07:07:03 PM

Craw Fu: Can it print one out of candy?
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Yes.  Google "3d print candy".
 
2014-06-26 07:13:58 PM

wildcardjack: Can you treat the thermoset plastic like wax for investment casting


Yes, but most people use the 3d printed version to make reusable latex molds to cast sacrificial wax. That's faster in bulk.
 
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