RepRap - homebrew 3d printer

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RepRap - homebrew 3d printer

Post by John Meacham » Fri Jun 10, 2005 2:19 am

I think some people here might be interested in this. the reprap project.

http://reprap.org
http://reprap.blogspot.com

It is a project with the intent of creating a free design for a 3d printer out of mainly 3d printed parts, so in some sense, it can self replicate (but not self-assemble) with only raw materials and some basic (cheap) wholesale electronic components.

The project is very ambitious, but a lot of progress has been made, once the initial design is out there, hopefully people will create improved versions and the design will evolve.

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Post by sparky » Fri Jun 10, 2005 8:33 am

:shock: Another very cool site. The blog link is where the good pics are at. Let us know if people start cranking 3D worm gear sets. This could be a huge deal for high-end sumo/competition hobbyists.

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Post by NateW » Mon Jun 13, 2005 9:37 pm

Thanks, I was just looking for that site a couple days ago but couldn't remember what it was called. That's really tantalizing stuff... With enough accuracy and strength in the finished pieces, this idea could really have a huge impact.
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Post by d0c » Tue Jul 19, 2005 5:54 pm

A DIY/Homebrew RP machine....now THAT gets my juices flowin'

Would love to colab on something similar!

-d0c-

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