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Old 27-09-2009, 09:43 PM   #1
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Did a search of the forums, but if this is a repost pls move or delete,

just think of what you could do with one of these

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Fascinating yet at the same time the fact it can manufacture at least 60% of itself at present,and the whole thing is free,why am i reminded of This Island Earth and the Interociter..
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Old 28-09-2009, 06:09 PM   #3
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But this is the perfect solution to those people who bemoan the loss of 1216 or whatever they are calling themselves this week. We have already seen some truly amazing 3D models of eagles on this site. It cannot be that hard to turn those into real 3D Eagle components or finished models in the required scale!

And even if you had to pay for the materials to make the first printer, that cost could easily be recouped by selling on kits for other people to make their own printer or the parts to make their Eagles from!
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Old 29-09-2009, 09:18 PM   #4
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yeah, i can see the day where instead of buying a boxed parts kit in a store, you simply download the dotrep ? files for the model you want and "print" the parts at home.

Being able to choose the scale before you fabricate will be just one of the advantages.

a project to watch i reckon
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