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Space Claim, 3D printing batteries & it has all been done before


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Well you all on that side of the pond have been printing circuitry on paper for a few years now. I don't know why anyone would waste the resources to build an Ipod when they can build the same thing paper thin. Kind of funny, in one discussion we were talking about 4D printing with the Klein bottle, and in this I am looking forward to what 2D printing can do. Imagine loading your paper into your printer and print out a video player. Instead of using Magenta and Yellow use Printable metals and PLED. Electronics we want small and Transportable. 2D is the future. But to the batteries, I saw one printed on the one printer project that they want to make a robot that can reproduce its self. Reprap I think.
#1 Michael Williams on 2009-07-23 13:05 (Reply)
Thats sweet! electronics are cool. Paper circuits would change a lot of things. imagine recycling your mobile phone.

#1.1 Joris Peels on 2009-07-23 13:24 (Reply)

When can we print people on shapeways? O O I want to print my own dog.
#2 Michael Williams on 2009-07-27 16:03 (Reply)
The printing people is a ways off I'm afraid. We're playing around a bit with organs but its just so messy.
#2.1 Joris on 2009-07-30 06:25 (Reply)
Hey Joris! thanks! there's some cool tech going on in the 3D CAD world for sure.

@Micheal - I saw some 3D Urns in the shape of the person's face that were being sold. Kinda creepy huh. I imagine it would be a while before shapeways would be printing out body parts. ;-)
#3 Josh (Homepage) on 2009-07-29 20:52 (Reply)

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