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 Post subject: World's Smallest 3D Printer
PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2011 10:43 am 
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Has anyone seen this? I didn't find anything about it anywhere on the forum...for the short time I looked. :P

I'm sure this would be a popular item here, if it were ever mass produced. 8-)

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 Post subject: Re: World's Smallest 3D Printer
PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2011 11:04 am 
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That looks very interesting. I don't quite understand what type of process it uses to print. Is it something new entirely? This printer reminds me of the pp3dp.


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 Post subject: Re: World's Smallest 3D Printer
PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2011 12:32 pm 
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The process is not new, technologies like DLP use light to harden resin or other special liquids to form the wanted shapes.


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 Post subject: Re: World's Smallest 3D Printer
PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 5:33 pm 
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Well, indeed it is not that new, but it is also not that old. :)

One thing is for sure though: Slowly but steadily, 3D-printer pricing is going down
and print-quality is improving, allowing them to reach each individual's home!
(if only the crisis was not looming there too!)

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 Post subject: Re: World's Smallest 3D Printer
PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2011 8:58 pm 
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I still remember dot matrix printers, with their crappy resolution. That was about 20 years ago and good quality affordable laser printers came only a few years later.

Give it another 5 years and you'll have the equivalent in 3D printers, then another 5 years and they'll be in every home and office, with millions of downloadable 3D files widely available on many competing websites.

Question is: will anyone invent a 4D printer?

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 Post subject: Re: World's Smallest 3D Printer
PostPosted: Sat Jun 11, 2011 4:40 am 
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Kelvin Stott wrote:
Question is: will anyone invent a 4D printer?


Well, provided that modern day printers print with time and don't just spontaneously appear, then we already do print in 4D. :)

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 Post subject: Re: World's Smallest 3D Printer
PostPosted: Sat Jun 11, 2011 11:44 am 
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This would be great for creating parts for custom puzzles. The measurements would be exact, no more being "close".


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 Post subject: Re: World's Smallest 3D Printer
PostPosted: Sat Jun 11, 2011 12:38 pm 
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Luke wrote:
Kelvin Stott wrote:
Question is: will anyone invent a 4D printer?


Well, provided that modern day printers print with time and don't just spontaneously appear, then we already do print in 4D. :)

But by that definition an old dot matrix printer printed in 3D. Clearly I was referring to the number of dimensions in the finished product, excluding the time required to print it. Anyway, it was supposed to be a joke. :)

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 Post subject: Re: World's Smallest 3D Printer
PostPosted: Sat Jun 11, 2011 4:49 pm 
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Maybe the phrase "I'm going to print myself more young." will come into fashion. Who knows?

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