Art_Deco saidI can't answer those questions at the moment, but I'll be doing some research before buying the printer. It'll definitely be an exciting learning curve.
paulflexes saidI'll probably get a 3D printer later this year. That would save lots of money on parts for my bicycles and RC copters.
I need to see a demonstration in person, to fully understand it. And can you replicate existing things you already own, or do you select from a software menu? There are a lot of broken things I'd like to repair/replace, that I can't obtain from the original manufacturer. And what choice of materials do you have? Is it all done with plastics? Many parts on a bicycle are metal, of course. Will it make a rubber bicycle brake pad? Can I create a rear bike light? What about a helmet?
Yeah, Paul, please keep us informed if you would. You'd be quite a help as one of the more technically inclined around here. There are probably a bunch of us interested.
I did order the VPI Classic Signature Rosewood with the 3D tonearm. The arm on the right is the 3d arm and with a Koetsu Rosewood. This is the first high end audio application for the 3D printing that I'm aware of.
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