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Old 4th December 2013, 15:55   #1
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http://www.scientificamerican.com/ar...rce-affordable

"Anyone with access to a welder and the Internet soon could make his or her own replacement parts or tools with a new 3D metal printer that can be built in any garage."

"Now, scientists have built an open-source 3D metal printer that costs under $1,200, sharing their design and software with the maker community."

"The snazzy device is modeled after a RepRap (short for "replicating rapid prototype"), a 3D printer that can print most of its own components. The printer uses a metal inert gas (MIG) welder to lay down thin layers of steel, much like plastic printers do, and build complex geometric objects. All of the parts needed to build the metal printer are things one could buy or print using a plastic 3D printer"

"The printer takes about a day to build, and it is inexpensive and simple enough to be built in a garage by someone without much welding experience. But the technology is better suited for use by a small shop business or maker space, because of the safety gear required to operate a welder.

Higher-end metal printers are still much more precise than the one made by Pearce's team. "We are definitely not there yet," Pearce said, but he added that the resolution and speed will only improve with the involvement of the maker community."
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http://www.mse.mtu.edu/~pearce/
This is the site of the research group that is releasing the plans. They have a link, but it does not work yet since they are just publishing the plans. Anyone who has an interest should contact them and/or watch the site so they can download the plans.
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Well, it may not be for Automobiles but for sure Jet engines, turbines will have 3D printed parts that too Made in India.

General Electric brings advanced 3-D printing technology to India.

Source: DNA, FinExp,

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Today General Electric announced that they will be opening up a $200 million manufacturing facility in Chakan, located in the Pune district of the Indian State of Maharashtra.
The plant will feature advanced 3D printing technology, capable of churning out high level plastic, and eventually metal parts, used for jets, engines, and turbines.
Source: 3DPrint.com
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A businessman in China has built a massive 3D printer, which can 'print' a house. Cost of each house is estimated to be $5000. Only thing is it can't 'print' the roof.

Source: Giant 3D printer creates 10 full-sized houses in a DAY

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A friend of mine who works at Google X sent me these 3D models.

Apparently the NSX can be downloaded from the Honda website!

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Don't miss the high-detail on this model. You can see the 'H' logo:
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Also, since we're at it - here are the 3D printed mock-ups during the design of the Team-BHP Keychains:

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3D Printed Cars!
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BHPian 71Convertible 3D printed a part for his beetle:

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Read the post here : http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/post-w...ml#post3683992 (My DIY Beetle Restoration Saga)

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Rehaan, Alibhai has a stock of CKD 3D printers for under 25k shipped via FedEx (link) and some have very good feedback. Fancy getting one?

May have to pay some duties.
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Rehaan, Alibhai has a stock of CKD 3D printers for under 25k shipped via FedEx (link) and some have very good feedback. Fancy getting one?
I'm actually fortunate to have access to a 3D Printer at this absolutely awesome place in Mumbai : Maker's Asylum

The problem I'm having is that I haven't had the time to CAD something up and actually use it! (Beyond printing a downloaded GoPro mounting frame once).

They are opening in Delhi as well, and they just got a laser cutter! Using the space & the tools is very very affordable too.

EDIT: Attaching pics of the printed housing...
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For anybody who thinks 3D is not a mature technology yet
http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-32597809
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J Group Robotics at a recent auto show in Mumbai.

Visitors could get 3D printed busts of themselves made at the exhibit! Depending on the specification, prices range from Rs. 1,500 - 9,500
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Your body is scanned, following which, a 3D model comes up on the software. Once the design has been finalized, the printing process takes about 4 hours, so they courier the bust to you
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All these items are plastic 3D printouts!
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The 3D printers
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Plastic strings are melted and then turned into small - medium sized items
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Forgive me for going OT. This seemed to be the closest linked thread to post my question.

I am on the lookout for a company that can produce 3D images of eye wear from physical assets. We have a virtual try on solution and need to produce images locally. Right now the physical assets are being sent to France for scanning.

I got several leads yet they were all to free lancers and companies who are good at what they do. Unfortunately no one has done eye wear before.

Would really appreciate if anyone has leads to someone who has worked with eye wear before. This is a really good opportunity considering the work if for a French corporation listed on Euronext and the world leader in augmented reality solutions.

Thanks in advance. Benny
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