I want this printer.

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  1. Star Sabre James

    Star Sabre James <b>The JUICE</b> TFW2005 Supporter

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    I remember when these first came out. My dad wanted to buy one & start a small business, but my mom freaked the fuck out saying that it'll be a waste of money. Looking at things now she was probably right, but part of me wishes we'd looked into it anyway (a little later when they got cheaper) for the sake of cloning transformers parts & shit haha.
     
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    Gingerchris Telly-headed Tyrant

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    It's the future of Transformers toys. We'll pay to download a single use program of a figure and then print it out on our home 3D printer.
     
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    MegaMoonMan OFFICIAL MMM REP

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    Makerbot is WAY overpriced and the Thing-O-Matic is discontinued. All you can buy from them now is a Replicator at $1800. Printrbot is almost 1/4 of the price at $565 shipped, while the Makibox (just bought one) is almost half the price of the Printrbot at $350 shipped. All of them put out roughly the same product at roughly the same speed, so why pay an arm and a leg? Trust me, I've been researching this for months now. In a couple years they will cost a couple hundred bucks or less.

    If you want super high detail stuff like Shapeways, you're not getting a machine for less than $10,000. If you want microscopic stuff you better know the guy who runs this thing.
     
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    You can't have it :p .
     
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    A friend of mine has a makerbot, gets a lot of use out of it. Seems to be pretty happy with the quality, though he often laments the cost of parts and materials.

    Can't say I have any experience with the other two brands, though. It could be they're the better value, unless they have reliability or detail issues.

    3D printing/machining is going to become more and more important as time goes on, to engineering, and I'm really interested in watching it develop.
     
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    Fishdirt Tin Toy Transformer

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    Just wait until HP and epson get their grubby little hands into it :) 
     
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    Feeling lonely? Print yourself out an inflatable woman.
     
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    TrueNomadSkies Airachnid's ratservant

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    Real Dolls would probably better, but...
     
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    Dran0n can hook you up with a doll. ;) 
     

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