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3d printer

Discussion in 'General chit chat' started by mmamonster, Jul 16, 2014.

  1. mmamonster

    mmamonster Pro Poster

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    Anyone on here own or use a 3d printer ?
     
  2. mattyts

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    Never seen the use,for them tbh,only seen them used for prototypes & art work,I have access to them but don't often use it.
     
  3. Titchgamer

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    I have seen them in use but never used one myself.
    I have seen them "print" a set of plates, glasses, bowls etc and I saw a article about one printing off a Glock!
    Apparently it worked as well but was not suitable for continued use LOL
    Interesting bit of tech but I think still very much in its infancy.
     
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    I'm hoping that the price will drop before too long. The printers don't work to small tolerances but would be ideal for making parts for night vision add ons etc. Probably make some nice pistol grips as well if you can do a decent CAD drawing for them.
     
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    They have them in my local Staples store currently doing demonstrations with them, amazing what they can churn out!
     
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    Going to be real tech of the future everyone will have one
     
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    The specialist printers are simply awesome but they cost a fortune. Unfortunately the domestic versions are quite slow and limited in size but can still be used to make a wide variety of objects which are useful to shooters. Making adapters to fit night vision add ons to scopes is one use that interests me but there are lots of other potential applications as well.
    Actually the price for some of the ready made units isn't bad when you think how much the first inkjet printers cost let alone laser printers and just look at how much they are these days - if only I could find the space........
     

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