This quite literally blows my mind :)

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This quite literally blows my mind :)

Postby Tomsk » Tue Jan 31, 2012 1:03 pm

Looking on Ebay the other day to find some 1/144 biplanes for my Wings of war game (I'm stil a keen wargamer and modeler) I saw a reference to shapeways......

Decided to click and what I've found realy stuns my geeky mind. I had no idea this kinda stuff existed. The idea that somone can just sit down, design a shape and get it 'printed' in all sorts of materials, and sent to them is amazing.....We're not as far from the sci-fi 'replicators' as I thought.

The example of somone breaking a part of their pushchair, knocking up a blueprint and getting it 'printed' in METAL and just posted to them. I can only imagine what you'll be able to order off here soon.

Some of the art.

http://www.shapeways.com/gallery?mg[sea ... rch][clear]

What took me there in the first place.

http://www.shapeways.com/shops/wow

No Dora you can't print choccie biscuits yet..................
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Re: This quite literally blows my mind :)

Postby Brennig » Tue Jan 31, 2012 1:25 pm

Very nice.

On a sort of similar idea is the Lego website where you can put in dimensions and designs for any object and they will make the kit for you, and send you a custom made box with the pieces in and the instructions on how to build it :)
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Re: This quite literally blows my mind :)

Postby lotan » Fri Feb 03, 2012 12:49 pm

This is very intresting stuff also quite scary after having a look about at what is being done at the moment..

If you think this is mind blowing check this out!.
this guy takes 3d printing and makes new organs for the human body.

http://www.ted.com/talks/anthony_atala_ ... idney.html
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Re: This quite literally blows my mind :)

Postby Tomsk » Fri Feb 03, 2012 1:49 pm

Oh my god !

Soon there will be absolutely NO excuse for McDonalds not making burgers that look exactly like the pictures !!
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Re: This quite literally blows my mind :)

Postby Merrygrin » Fri Feb 03, 2012 2:50 pm

lotan wrote:This is very intresting stuff also quite scary after having a look about at what is being done at the moment..

If you think this is mind blowing check this out!.
this guy takes 3d printing and makes new organs for the human body.

http://www.ted.com/talks/anthony_atala_ ... idney.html
Now that is truly scary. Think what would happen if they started to make 3D copies of Tomsk.... The world as we know it would end.
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Re: This quite literally blows my mind :)

Postby Tomsk » Fri Feb 03, 2012 4:50 pm

Coppy me fast enough we won't need healers any more !!!!

TOMMY-LANCHE !!!!!!
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Re: This quite literally blows my mind :)

Postby Duiduli » Fri Feb 10, 2012 8:51 am

Tomsk wrote:Coppy me fast enough we won't need healers any more !!!!

TOMMY-LANCHE !!!!!!

Now i know why Mayan's tought that world will end at 2012! :lol:
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