pompey2 Posted October 30, 2013 Share #1 Posted October 30, 2013 We just got our first 3D printer in the office. very simple little thing and very cheap circa $1600 (£1060) Surely the future of manufacturing, we currently make(outsource) quite a few very complex parts in some exotic metals, parts that would be impossible to machine conventionally. Im would like to resist but it's tempting to think that in the future, when I get a very poor quality casting for a part (figure head/ deck furniture) that I can model it and 3D print it. It seems to defeat the point in some ways, however the finish results could be greatly improved. This sort of cost also means it falls into the budget for the more serious home user. I find this stuff really interesting, history in the making. Nick Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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