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Offline Divergent Reality

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« on: December 01, 2012, 04:41:00 PM »
Staples is going to start providing 3D printing as one of their printing services. Cnn. Mcor Press Release.  Printer.

It is a printer that carves the items out of paper.  It could be an easy way to get detailed items created for people who lack sculpting and casting skills.  According to the Cnn article, the strengths of the materials are unknown, but a bit of resin can stiffen anything up sufficiently to make costume ready.

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« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2012, 05:38:00 AM »
Slightly different, it doesn't carve it out like a CnC, it cuts out a pattern on sheets of paper, then glues them in sequence. This changes the properties a bit.
It'll be more wood-like, but might have some compression issues. It'll have lateral strength but not compression strength as do most layered composites like what they're making with the 3D printer. Basically that means you might be able to warp it by pressing down on it, but side-long it'll have the same strength as wood. Course that could be solved by their printer itself.

It wont be as strong or as durable as a more traditional PLA or ABS printed object, but it may be cheaper and more accessible for people who don't want to invest in a printer themselves. Should also be a cheap way to rapid prototype for a mold as well.


Late Edit:
Some additional material from their YouTube channel

ideas on the level of detail:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wYyW3gS7rEA&feature=plcp
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bnn-ACoMw4w&feature=plcp

Offline wookieegunner

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« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2012, 07:46:00 PM »
What I'm wondering is their glue.  If they are using a resin based glue it might be closer to fiberglass then wood.

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« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2012, 08:23:00 PM »
Quote from: wookieegunner date=1354581960
What I'm wondering is their glue.  If they are using a resin based glue it might be closer to fiberglass then wood.
I'll have to search for it, but I was reading that the glue they use is a non-toxic glue similar to wood glue.

Edit: found it
http://www.wired.com/design/2012/11/big-3d...-2012/?pid=1354

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« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2012, 10:20:00 PM »
Well, given that I've had wood glue that dries harder than the wood is is attaching, this might not be compressable.

Offline Divergent Reality

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« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2012, 11:30:00 PM »
Here is a video of some products from the printing process.

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« Reply #6 on: December 20, 2012, 03:36:00 AM »
I see this being a very cheap way to have items printed, but it's going to be a while before it hits USA stores.

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« Reply #7 on: December 20, 2012, 04:52:00 AM »
I'm curios on price.  You're looking at 250 sheets per inch of height.  Staples currently charges 12 to 25 sheets, so you are probably looking at 40-60 per inch height.

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« Reply #8 on: December 20, 2012, 11:27:00 PM »
It'd be fantastic for props and armor... but

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rd. No word yet on pricing or

I'd also really like to see what the DIY community could come up with in terms of a laminating paper-based printer like this. Maybe the increased exposure of the technology will speed that along.

Wish I had the time and money right now to work on that myself.

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