HandHeld 3 D Printers are Here

FLICKOFLASH

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[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lklqhecoBIY[/ame]
 

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JD simo is gonna be pissed when he hears about the name.
 

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It will never take off.
And I'm always wrong about these things.
 

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It will never take off.
And I'm always wrong about these things.
there really is no purpose for it in its current state. all it is is a hot glue gun that dries really fast. I could see it taking off maybe in some sort of medical application or something similar.
 

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Sounds better then the real deal.

I own a desktop 3D printer. It's hard to get it calibrated (for every print you make). And I'm not even talking about Z-axis calibration (even thickness of each layer)
Even swapping filament takes ages.


Doodling sounds nice though. But items made with one of those can't be used in structural situations.
Even a simple keychain is brittle and weak (from a handheld one) since it is impossible to control the adhesion between the layers...
Also, different types of filament need different operating temperatures and they require different cooling down times etc. (or the item will warp)



5-7 years untill we see some actuall usable household 3D printers.
 

electric head

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Hell I have a pretty decent ink jet printer and it still prints out so so copies most of the time:hmm:
In fact its already been replaced once under warranty because the printer head crapped out..
 




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