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#173056 - 07/22/07 02:54 AM 3D Fabricator in August 2007 Wired
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There's a short blurb in this issue about a couple who have cobbled together a 3D fabricator which sculpts the objects out of sucrose. What an awesome idea. It would be so cool to "print" out a 3D model of my home theater and eat it.

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#173057 - 07/22/07 08:50 AM Re: 3D Fabricator in August 2007 Wired [Re: CV]
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Quote:

It would be so cool to "print" out a 3D model of my home theater and eat it.




Yes, that's always been a dream of mine too .

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#173058 - 07/22/07 11:56 AM Re: 3D Fabricator in August 2007 Wired [Re: CV]
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It would be so cool to "print" out a 3D model of my home theater and eat it.




This is as close as I've ever come, and it was tasty.
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#173059 - 07/22/07 12:27 PM Re: 3D Fabricator in August 2007 Wired [Re: HAY]
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That's pretty cool. Was this from a party at the Axiom factory?

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#173060 - 07/23/07 12:28 AM Re: 3D Fabricator in August 2007 Wired [Re: CV]
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We have a 3D printer at work that makes things out of acrylic. Technically, it's a prototyping machine, but the plastic is rigid and they've been using it to create functional lab equipment. The guys in the machine shop showed me what it can do and I was blown away. Not only can it make solid objects like forks and spoons, but it can make an adjustable crescent wrench (assembled!), and a model engine complete with crankshaft and moving pistons.

I can't wait until the prices drop on these things and they're available at home budget prices....
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#173061 - 07/23/07 12:43 AM Re: 3D Fabricator in August 2007 Wired [Re: Mojo]
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That's pretty cool. Was this from a party at the Axiom factory?



Yes, the anniversary/picnic in Sept. 2005

Hmm, it's been awhile maybe time for them to have another
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#173062 - 07/23/07 12:54 AM Re: 3D Fabricator in August 2007 Wired [Re: pmbuko]
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It'll be like when you were first able to buy a laminator for home.... THAT cool.

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