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Next Engine - This technology is cool

Discussion in 'Technology' started by genxer36, Mar 15, 2010.

  1. Mar 15, 2010 at 1:23 AM
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  2. Mar 15, 2010 at 2:12 AM
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    The printer for sure is really cool how it can make assembled pieces. I just really don't see the benefit of this technology. So it can make a plastic molding? How is it really all that different from using clay (or similar material) moldings?

    Am I just not getting the point of this tech?
     
  3. Mar 15, 2010 at 2:49 AM
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    Yeah. It's an EXACT replica. The one they did of the steam engine part even had the crack kinda in it from the scanning.
     
  4. Mar 15, 2010 at 9:14 AM
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    So it's just more accurate than traditional moulding with clay? Or is the benefit of getting a plastic mould faster?
     
  5. Mar 17, 2010 at 1:44 AM
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    The purpose of making the plastic molds is so you can use them to make metal castings of the parts that aren't available anymore.
     
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