Designing for That 3D Printer

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Re: Why should I use 3D printed mug to drink tea?
Jim O'Reilly   8/28/2014 2:20:19 PM
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Quite the opposite. I'm not negative about 3D printing. I think it will revolutionize manufacturing, but we do need to get beyond the tea mug phase.

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Nemos   8/28/2014 2:13:18 PM
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Thanks for your answer Jim , so would you buy my future hand made 3D plastic printer ? ;)

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Re: Why should I use 3D printed mug to drink tea?
Nemos   8/28/2014 2:10:21 PM
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Why you have so negative perspective ? there are 10000 uses and more that you can do and the most important you can DO IT by yourself.

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Re: Why should I use 3D printed mug to drink tea?
Jim O'Reilly   8/28/2014 1:56:20 PM
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I agree. It also is likely to leak or deform under the heat!

Printing clay is a distinct possibility, since direct deposition of ceramics is already underway in high-end printers

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Re: 3D Printers
Jim O'Reilly   8/28/2014 1:53:41 PM

The range of 3D printers has grown pretty quickly. Most are general purpose, so they are overkill for small format work such as jewelry or small "flat" objects. If there is a market for specialist printers, they will come, though.

Right now, 3D printing is too new for the majors to be heavily involved, though HP is in the game. That should change over time, though who the dominant players will be isn't clear. I'd look to HP and Apple, myself.

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Why should I use 3D printed mug to drink tea?
_hm   8/28/2014 1:16:16 PM
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I would never drink tea from mug made on 3D printer. That is quite detrimental to health.

Unless new generation 3D printer can handle Bon China and bake it too.

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Nemos   8/28/2014 12:57:19 PM
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A well written article , I have two very serious questions as currently I am thinking to make a new start in 3D printing. Therefore I would like to ask you how you see the future in hand made 3D printing manufacturing and with that I mean to manufacture small 3D printers mainly for plastic prints. Do you think that big companies will dominate the area as well as with the "normal" printers today ?



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