The future is here to see...

The future is here to see...

PostBy: dcrane On: Sat Jan 19, 2013 8:16 am

Since this was brought up in several recent threads that may have slipped past all you Mountain, Malachi and Woodsmen, I decided to give you a quick peek at whats on the horizon as well as some incredible advances here NOW!

3D printers are here and real! Ive been lucky enough to see these in action in the development of architectural plans for presentation and permitting.
These are indeed being developed now at a price point for home use! "Buy 3D printer, Print some Printers and Ebay" was one of the funniest comments i see :lol:


Here are some things on the horizon in terms of Technology...http://www.geeks.com/techtips/2006/techtips-26nov06.htm
LETS SEE SOME OTHER MEMBERS IDEA'S, COMMENTS AND INFO ABOUT WHAT YOU HAVE HEARD ABOUT or SEE HEADED OUR WAY NEXT? :idea:
dcrane
 
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Re: The future is here to see...

PostBy: SteveZee On: Sat Jan 19, 2013 9:03 am

Very cool!
SteveZee
 
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Re: The future is here to see...

PostBy: Rigar On: Sat Jan 19, 2013 11:44 am

I wonder if you could swap out the "white powder" for coal fines...
...hmmmm
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Re: The future is here to see...

PostBy: dcrane On: Sat Jan 19, 2013 11:46 am

SteveZee wrote:Very cool!


whats even more fascinating are that these 3D printers can preform in full color :eek2: , The machines Ive seen have compartments to load like 4 or 5 color powders and this enables you to print up a full model on anything and apply different colors to different parts or walls, etc. I cant wait to see start seeing these used personally by consumers (the possibilities are endless).
dcrane
 
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Re: The future is here to see...

PostBy: dcrane On: Sat Jan 19, 2013 11:50 am

Rigar wrote:I wonder if you could swap out the "white powder" for coal fines...
...hmmmm


Good thought! Im not sure if this is good or bad but Ive been dumping mine into my garden area and plan on tilling it all in come spring, hope im not hurting anything by doing this :cry:
dcrane
 
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Re: The future is here to see...

PostBy: Rigar On: Sat Jan 19, 2013 12:09 pm

dcrane wrote:
Rigar wrote:I wonder if you could swap out the "white powder" for coal fines...
...hmmmm


Good thought! Im not sure if this is good or bad but Ive been dumping mine into my garden area and plan on tilling it all in come spring, hope im not hurting anything by doing this :cry:



...the fines ??...or the ash ?? lol
...i thought there was a way to burn the fines...make pellets or bricks ?? :D
Rigar
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Keystoker A 150
Coal Size/Type: anthracite rice
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: A 150 warm air furnace

Re: The future is here to see...

PostBy: dcrane On: Sat Jan 19, 2013 12:13 pm

Rigar wrote:
dcrane wrote:
Rigar wrote:I wonder if you could swap out the "white powder" for coal fines...
...hmmmm


Good thought! Im not sure if this is good or bad but Ive been dumping mine into my garden area and plan on tilling it all in come spring, hope im not hurting anything by doing this :cry:



...the fines ??...or the ash ?? lol
...i thought there was a way to burn the fines...make pellets or bricks ?? :D


Im dumping it all out their! hahaha... I figure worst case is one of my gardens will be my ash dump in years to come :lol:
dcrane
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane 404

Re: The future is here to see...

PostBy: franco b On: Sat Jan 19, 2013 1:37 pm

I don't think I would have much use for a plastic ball bearing. Though remarkable the machines are limited by the material they use.
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Re: The future is here to see...

PostBy: Rigar On: Sat Jan 19, 2013 1:58 pm

...they are generally used for model/prototype stuff...but its still pretty cool
Rigar
 
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Re: The future is here to see...

PostBy: samhill On: Sat Jan 19, 2013 6:47 pm

The fiberglass plant near me has a large expensive one & that's exactly what it is used for, to build a prototype either full size or scale model so the buyer has a lot better idea of what the product will be, a lot cheaper than tooling for something that may not be what is wanted & it gives all the detail of the finished product faster & cheaper.
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