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Offline mspart

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3D Printing
« on: August 07, 2015, 01:46:06 PM »
I was reading my Mechanical Engineer Magazine and this month it is about 3D printing and how difficult it is when doing metals.  They said that the design is backwards with 3D printed parts.  In normal design, you pick the material with all of the properties you want and then make the part.  In 3D printing, you make the part and then you have to heat treat etc. In the pages was a picture of a GE Jet Engine part that is the housing for a temperature sensor.  I scanned it and hopefully you can see it.  This is a 3D printed part, made of metal, and it has been FAA approved for use on GE Engines. 

I just think this stuff it too cool!

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Re: 3D Printing
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2015, 02:38:08 PM »

Offline Ray Brinzer

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Re: 3D Printing
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2015, 09:16:31 PM »
This is actually an astonishing technology, which doesn't get much press.

One area where it's bound to be vital:

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/first-3d-printer-in-space-makes-debut-creation/

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Re: 3D Printing
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2015, 09:50:25 AM »
No, it doesn't get much press, and it's pretty freakin' amazing.  It's almost like science fiction.
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Re: 3D Printing
« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2015, 09:58:26 AM »
Its almost scary to think that the progress of knowledge is exponential.
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Re: 3D Printing
« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2015, 11:00:41 AM »
Its almost scary to think that the progress of knowledge is exponential.

Might as well enjoy the nice, leisurely pace while it lasts.

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Re: 3D Printing
« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2015, 11:42:43 AM »
Its almost scary to think that the progress of knowledge is exponential.

Might as well enjoy the nice, leisurely pace while it lasts.


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Re: 3D Printing
« Reply #7 on: August 10, 2015, 07:51:48 PM »
When they figure out how to scale down the medium to the molecular level, this technology will be able to create virtually whatever you want in an instant. This seems to be the basis for what will eventually become the Star Trek Replicator. Phonautograph phonograph telegraph microphone magnetic tape digital >>>>> ?
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