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From Wikipedia:

Additive manufacturing or 3D printing is a process of making a three-dimensional solid object of virtually any shape from a digital model. 3D printing is achieved using an additive process, where successive layers of material are laid down in different shapes.

http://www.theengineer.co.uk/in-depth/the-big-story/the-rise-of-additive-manufacturing/1002560.article

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How big would this machine be?


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How big would this machine be?

From small portable ones to huge 3-D printing machines

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How big would this machine be?

You can get small ones from newegg.com, like this one for about $1,300:



Its dimensions are: 10" x 10" x 13" w/o cartridge.

Then there's this from zcorp, the ZPrinter 850, for :



Its dimensions are:  47 x 46 x 68 inches (119 x 116 x 162 cm).

And on up from there.
« Last Edit: January 09, 2014, 03:33:19 PM by Oceander »

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For the $1300.00 dollar one do you get the 'stuff' to make the product? I said 'stuff' for lack of knowledge on this subject   :whistle: How much more does the 'stuff' cost? can you get the'stuff' anyplace? I am sure there are different kinds of stuff for what you are making???  :whistle:


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For the $1300.00 dollar one do you get the 'stuff' to make the product? I said 'stuff' for lack of knowledge on this subject   :whistle: How much more does the 'stuff' cost? can you get the'stuff' anyplace? I am sure there are different kinds of stuff for what you are making???  :whistle:

The "stuff" is plastic, PLA Plastic and ABS Plastic, which come in cartridges.  The manufacturer's website for the printer sells cartridges and lists the following prices:
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Single Cartridge $49.00

Pack of 3 Cartridges $139.00

Pack of 5 Cartridges $219.00

Pack of 7 Cartridges $308.00


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The "stuff" is plastic, PLA Plastic and ABS Plastic, which come in cartridges.  The manufacturer's website for the printer sells cartridges and lists the following prices:
thank you for info.



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