captdownshift
captdownshift Dork
12/23/14 9:16 a.m.

What are the rules relating to 3D printed parts made at home?

tuna55
tuna55 UltimaDork
12/23/14 9:17 a.m.

sssshhhhhhhh don't ask, it should just be material cost as the printer is a tool, right? RIGHT?

mad_machine
mad_machine MegaDork
12/23/14 9:35 a.m.

cost for materials and price of the CAD Files?

tuna55
tuna55 UltimaDork
12/23/14 9:43 a.m.
mad_machine wrote: cost for materials and price of the CAD Files?

Buy some software and make your own models

Gearheadotaku
Gearheadotaku PowerDork
12/23/14 9:58 a.m.

Careful, you'll have lots of new friends wanting to borrow that tool.

NOHOME
NOHOME SuperDork
12/23/14 10:19 a.m.

Same as for people who have CNC mills and scrap metal laying around. Cost of plastic wire should be fair.

This guy is actually doing the whole car on an $800 printer. http://www.stuff.co.nz/motoring/videos/8995908/Kiwi-3D-printing-an-Aston-Martin

Rupert
Rupert HalfDork
12/23/14 10:33 a.m.

Plastic Replacement Parts!! Everyone driving a modern car has had fits at one time or another with a broken plastic part. Either a replacement part isn't available or it's so expensive you can hardly bear it.

Every car owner needs a 3-D Printer. Or better yet, a friend with a 3-D Printer.

Tom Suddard
Tom Suddard Associate Editor
12/23/14 11:00 a.m.

Cost of materials. It's no different from a lathe or a mill.

evildky
evildky Dork
12/23/14 11:07 a.m.

Its the same lathe mill discussion we had 13 years ago.

captdownshift
captdownshift Dork
12/23/14 11:42 a.m.

Thanks Tom, best Christmas present ever.

fifty
fifty HalfDork
12/25/14 10:55 a.m.

Thanks NOHOME! Inspirational video.

dean1484
dean1484 UltimaDork
12/25/14 11:14 a.m.

Wait. add in the 123d app and you can make/copy just about anything.

captdownshift
captdownshift Dork
12/25/14 3:41 p.m.

Also thinking it's a plastic 3D printer is quite the assumption as well ;)

erohslc
erohslc Dork
12/25/14 8:40 p.m.

Plastic today, but hobbyists will see metals eventually.

I want a set of 3D printed rods, of maraging steel or titanium, with cores having thousands of long elliptical honeycomb shapes like bones.

tuna55
tuna55 UltimaDork
12/26/14 8:15 p.m.
erohslc wrote: Plastic today, but hobbyists will see metals eventually. I want a set of 3D printed rods, of maraging steel or titanium, with cores having thousands of long elliptical honeycomb shapes like bones.

We can make fun metals at work. Inconel is the wimpier stuff that we can make. I can't use it at the Challenge, though, obviously.

MrJoshua
MrJoshua PowerDork
12/26/14 8:38 p.m.
tuna55 wrote:
erohslc wrote: Plastic today, but hobbyists will see metals eventually. I want a set of 3D printed rods, of maraging steel or titanium, with cores having thousands of long elliptical honeycomb shapes like bones.

We can make fun metals at work. Inconel is the wimpier stuff that we can make. I can't use it at the Challenge, though, obviously.

IDK-if it's available to all challengers at the same price......

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