New 3D printer


Garth Groff <sarahsan@...>
 

Friends,

Today the BBC has a feature on a new printer that uses layered paper to make 3D models. At around $6,000 this is a bit steep, but the price is bound to drop if the technology catches on. This might have great possibilities for model railroads, especially buildings, as the photo examples show.

http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-35247318

Yours Aye,


Garth Groff


mwbauers
 

With low cost laser cutters around the $500 level and at $100 for some models, someone can take the same idea and make a blade-less version of this 3d printer that should much cost less than the $6,000 of this more mechanical cutting 3d paper printer.

The future is certainly going to be interesting.

Best to ya,
Mike Bauers
Milwaukee, Wi

On Jan 7, 2016, at 4:14 AM, Garth Groff wrote:

Friends,

Today the BBC has a feature on a new printer that uses layered paper to
make 3D models. At around $6,000 this is a bit steep, but the price is
bound to drop if the technology catches on. This might have great
possibilities for model railroads, especially buildings, as the photo
examples show.

http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-35247318

Yours Aye,

Garth Groff


Jon Miller <atsfus@...>
 

On 1/7/2016 2:14 AM, Garth Groff sarahsan@... [STMFC] wrote:
a new printer

    There is also a crude one for $269.  In another 5/10 years every model railroader will have a 3D printer on his bench (grin)!

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mwbauers
 

There are a number of nice compact models at under $350 today.

That 5-10 years might end up being 1-2 years.

Here’s one to look at..


and another…


Best to ya,
Mike Bauers
Milwaukee, Wi

On Jan 7, 2016, at 11:14 AM, Jon Miller  wrote:


On 1/7/2016 2:14 AM, Garth Groff sarahsan@... [STMFC] wrote:
a new printer

    There is also a crude one for $269.  In another 5/10 years every model railroader will have a 3D printer on his bench (grin)!