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Name of that do-it-yourself prototyping device?
Posted by: DeusxMac
Date: December 10, 2010 04:26PM
Saw it online a year or so ago.
It's a home-brew device that essentially uses plotter technology to squirt hot plastic into 3D forms directed by computer.
Think it was developed in England.
Can't remember what it was called, and haven't been able to Google it.

Anyone know?
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Re: Name of that do-it-yourself prototyping device?
Posted by: earache
Date: December 10, 2010 04:30PM
Fused Deposition Modeling FDM



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Re: Name of that do-it-yourself prototyping device?
Posted by: ztirffritz
Date: December 10, 2010 04:35PM
[fabathome.org]
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Re: Name of that do-it-yourself prototyping device?
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: December 10, 2010 04:35PM
Tested.com has one they call the MakerBot.
[www.tested.com]



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Re: Name of that do-it-yourself prototyping device?
Posted by: GGD
Date: December 10, 2010 05:11PM
Reprap?

[reprap.org]
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Re: Name of that do-it-yourself prototyping device?
Posted by: Jimmypoo
Date: December 10, 2010 05:48PM
Is this the "3D Printer" that Jay Leno uses for duplicating parts no longer made?
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Re: Name of that do-it-yourself prototyping device?
Posted by: DeusxMac
Date: December 10, 2010 06:00PM
Thanks all.

"RepRap", that's the one I was thinking of.
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Re: Name of that do-it-yourself prototyping device?
Posted by: Forrest
Date: December 10, 2010 06:04PM
I remember the reading the 3D printer model Jay Leno uses was replaced by a faster model that's less expensive - see [www.dimensionprinting.com]
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Re: Name of that do-it-yourself prototyping device?
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: December 10, 2010 08:33PM
There are lots of different systems that use various technologies. Some laser cutting, some sintering, some plastic deposition, etc... Look for "3D FAX". The concept is many decades old. Actual systems, perhaps 25-30 years old. Actually commercially available, perhaps 15 years.
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