Real Life Replicator

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Re: Real Life Replicator

Postby DuneFishUK » 09 Jul 2011 18:51

That video is made a bit rubbish by the bullshittery they've snuck in there - the printed wrench was blatantly not the scan - how would the scanner see the inner workings? And the reason the strength test was so laughable was because powder-based 3d prints are pretty weak.

The coolest 3d printers are the SLA ones that use a laser to cure layers of resin - proper scifi shit :)

You can also do it buy extruding a line of plastic and building up layers that way - it's not as neat, but you can make really structural clicky things (eg: like those click buckles you get on rucksacks etc) out of actual plastic. Which is pretty amazing.

And the same principle works for chocolate....


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Re: Real Life Replicator

Postby Serkanner » 09 Jul 2011 18:57

A chocolat printer is the only machine I might really make an impact at home.
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Re: Real Life Replicator

Postby trang » 09 Jul 2011 22:43

pretty cool stuff, one step closer to boldy going where no one has gone before!!!

we need transporters!!!

A few years back there was a small blurb article in Popular science that said they ran it thru the supercomputers just to answer the question "can we teleport objects" the machine spit out that it is possible, broken down to the atomic level, the technology to do it on the other hand is in a galaxy far far away.

keep at science folks! love the tech!
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