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
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?
whats even more fascinating are that these 3D printers can preform in full color , 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).
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.