HP Planning Mainstream 3D Printers

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This would be really nice for CAD designers, engineers,etc who are just starting up esp. starting their own business. If this can be made for less than $2500 with similar features to the high end Rapid prototypers/3D printers, I can see this helping out quite a decent amount of people in their jobs/business.
 

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[citation][nom]loomis86[/nom]AWESOME!Now lets see them "print" a transistor with it. Then a diode. Then a CPU.[/citation]

You wouldn't use a 3d printer for that, they are already experimenting with printers that can print circuits.
 

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Honestly, I've had enough of this new 3D shit. And only companies are people that are really really wealthy are going to buy this.

Don't get me wrong, concept is really, really cool. But practical applications? Psh, yeah, ok..
 
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"And only companies are people that are really really wealthy are going to buy this."

Yeah, I bet they're the same guys with personal computers in their offices, Mr. 1975.
 

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It's about time. The technology has been around for a long time. I don't know if they have a market though. Where I am, there are tons of rapid prototyping shops with day-after service. The technology (materials, printers, resolution) improves very quickly. I don't think I would invest in one unless it becomes my bread & butter. In my experiance, clients want the best quality prototypes - and the $2500 (or even the $15000) last year model will not deliver.
 

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modeling and art...and perhaps, depending on how strong the material is, it can be used to make some spare parts for various things. a grill for a case fan, door handle, a cup holder attached to my monitor?
 

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i'm faily sure every guy will print out some hot girl for the funnies but once it runs out of material to print the models, how much will it cost to replace?

It is now also time for a new wave of printer rage. if you thought paper jams were bad, imagine the headaches this can cause
 

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Thank you Very much for that MakerBot link!!!

I have been dreaming about having one of these for Many years, but did not know they were so accessible hehehe

Already dreaming about what I can be making with it.
 

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This would be epic to play a joke on someone with. Just get into their network and print out a giant penis then quickly leave.
 

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you can print circuits in our optoelectronic lab...it's done on pcb artist then we laminate onto the copper.
 

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[citation][nom]Lunarion[/nom]This would be epic to play a joke on someone with. Just get into their network and print out a giant penis then quickly leave.[/citation]
I NEED ONE OF THESE PRINTERS!

All my neighbors could have a set of my balls hanging around. ^_^

The MakerBot is also damned cool. =D
 

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If these devices become cheaper to operate and own, they can be a god-sent for people that want to start selling hobby items like: model kit upgrade parts, unpainted figures, etc. Currently these require incredibly expensive injection molding dies or require labour intensive resin casting.
 

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Since HP makes it, the drivers will also install 27 useless programs that no one wants, 18 of which will automatically run on startup.
 

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LOL

Once cheap laser scanners come out...

they will be trying to ban these to stop people making illegal copies of all kindsa stuff xD
 
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