Zcorp’s 3D Printer Replicates a Wrench

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3D printing is a form of additive manufacturing technology where a three dimensional object is created by laying down successive layers of material. 3D printers offer product developers the ability to print parts and assemblies made of several materials with different mechanical and physical properties in a single build process. Advanced 3D printing technologies yield models that can serve as product prototypes.

In a word: SICK!

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4 comments… add one
  • tony fahie Dec 19, 2011, 10:11 am

    i’ve seen this a few months back ,one of the most awesome things ever , it’s a replicator , and we have flying cars .welcome to the future

  • 3d Printing Jan 15, 2012, 7:18 pm

    3d Printing is simply amazing!!

    Here’s a few more you might really appreciate:

    Printing a bicycle with a 3D printer
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hmxjLpu2BvY
    (yes, you read that correctly)

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    The World’s First 3D-Printed Car
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-rprfWfgnFc
    (this is just a prototype – not full scale, but still really cool)

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    3D Printed Flute
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zwHgszH0aqI

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    First flight of 3D Printed Plane
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kRDg4UB9Ajg&feature=related
    (also just a small scale model)

    what’s most amazing is that the 3d printing process can print with moveable pieces. The color is still very expensive, but will eventually come down in price like everything else.

    The price for 3d Printers for the home are coming down also – we have finally got the pricing within the $1,000 range for small scale (roughly $35-$40,000 for large scale at the time of this post)

    Almost unimaginable to think that everyone will have a 3d printer in their house in the next five to seven years.

    enjoy 🙂

  • Paul Salmon Jan 29, 2012, 2:37 pm

    That is so cool! It seems that the future is hear. I wonder if, once this technology becomes more mainstream, if the price of manufacturing goods will decrease because less is needed to create duplicate parts?

    • Mike_Corso Feb 1, 2012, 10:43 am

      Funny thing–the TED videos (if you don’t know TED, google it) recently featured a discussion how this could be the year of the 3D printer. REally incredible stuff.

      Mike

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