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#1 Crisp

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Posted 04 October 2013 - 13:46

3D printing live: Guess the royal baby christening gift

 

Watch live as The Telegraph attempts to print a gift for Prince George's christening using a new household 3D printer. Can you guess what it is?

 

Welcome to the Telegraph's first live 3D print - follow us as we put one of the new domestic 3D printers to the test and attempt to fashion a present for Prince George's upcoming christening.

3D printing technology is no longer some futuristic fantasy or NASA plaything but instead can be enjoyed in the comforts of your own home thanks to a new generation of printers that you can pick up on the high street from this week.

The possibilities are seemingly endless, with design sites such as thingiverse.com hosting the blueprints for thousands of products that can be printed out in matter of minutes.

So, is this the dawn of the next industrial revolution? Join us and find out - and don't forget to tweet in your guesses as to what you think the present will be at #tele3dprint

 

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#2 Geoffrey B.

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Posted 04 October 2013 - 13:55

it is almost exactly like watching paint dry lol.



#3 Growled

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Posted 04 October 2013 - 15:04

it is almost exactly like watching paint dry lol.

 

Yeah. Loads of fun. :)



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Posted 06 October 2013 - 03:47

3D/4D printing (additive manufacturing) will probably replace even more factory workers than robots did as they begin printing mechanisms instead of just objects or parts.

Hell, it'll probably replace a lot of the robots that replaced the workers.

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 07:30

Proper professional 3D printers can already make super detailed and working complete mechanical systems. Heck even this crap low detail home printers can make some simple multi part mechanical items. 

 

however it is and will for the foreseeable future be much to slow and expensive compared to regular manufacturing of parts and assembly. 



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Posted 06 October 2013 - 08:16

Proper professional 3D printers can already make super detailed and working complete mechanical systems. Heck even this crap low detail home printers can make some simple multi part mechanical items. 

 

however it is and will for the foreseeable future be much to slow and expensive compared to regular manufacturing of parts and assembly. 

 

As with all technology, the more it's used, the better and cheaper it becomes.  Give it 10 years and you won't recognize 3D printing from how it is now.



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Posted 06 October 2013 - 08:23

3D printing has existed for 20-30 years.

 

it has gotten better but for quality manufacturing it's still to slow and costly, that's going to mostly change in the next 10 is home made printing as we'll get machines that can actually make usefull and nice stuff and not these crappy glue gun extruders and reasonable prices. You won't see large scale manufacturing using it for complicated finished products the next 10 though. you'll start to see it being used more for complicated single parts like they are with laptop and phone chassi.



#8 theyarecomingforyou

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 08:39

What a horribly cynical and self-serving event. The Daily Telegraph is questionable at the best of times but exploiting royalty like this is in very poor taste. I'd expect this sort of thing from The Daily Mail but I thought the Telegraph had slightly better standards. The state of journalism in the UK really is depressing.



#9 FloatingFatMan

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 08:55

What a horribly cynical and self-serving event. The Daily Telegraph is questionable at the best of times but exploiting royalty like this is in very poor taste. I'd expect this sort of thing from The Daily Mail but I thought the Telegraph had slightly better standards. The state of journalism in the UK really is depressing.

 

Could be worse, you know.  Could be as bad as American journalism. :p



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Posted 06 October 2013 - 08:58

Could be worse, you know.  Could be as bad as American journalism. :p

Yeah, but the Daily Mail and The Sun certainly offer stiff competition.



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Posted 06 October 2013 - 09:34

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Really not sure what to make of that :huh: lol



#12 HawkMan

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 10:59

You're also seeing supports that breaks off. 



#13 Cute James

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 11:39

I recently heard an interesting interview with a chap who works for a company that is supplying NASA with 3D printers adapted to extrude materials in space.  The goal is for the printers to create replacement parts for the international space station.



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Posted 06 October 2013 - 11:50

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Really not sure what to make of that :huh: lol

It will scare the other contenders for the throne away.



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Posted 06 October 2013 - 11:59

You're also seeing supports that breaks off. 

Yeah, I see that now. But that is not the image my filthy mind presented to me initally :pinch: