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Default Need a part made, for that Classic 'Bird of yours?

Here is an very interesting video that I heard about from Curt Sprenger, that could be an answer to some of our 'Birds parts that will be hard to find in the future. This is not for the average 'Bird owner, but if a business that has this equipment could be contracted by a 'Bird owner to make that unobtanium part, this could be the answer. I have no idea of the cost of getting parts made this way, but it is a very interesting concept, so check out the video from Jay Leno's Garage;
http://widgets.nbc.com/o/47f1317f105123ad/498ebd00a62edaa0/47fe70d4555df05a/9e46bd46/-cpid/ba4377d3bfd6c81

Next Engine 3-D Scanner;
https://www.nextengine.com/indexSecure.htm

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http://www.dimensionprinting.com/

Most design decisions are made up-front in the design process. Typically the first 10% of the product development process affects about 80% of the products total cost. These decisions are made during the initial or concept stage of the development process.

Thanks Curt!
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WOW!!

That is amazing!!

Made in America also!!
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I want it!
If we had some serious commitment, that's a polite way of saying money, we could spin off all sorts of products.
Other than our coaches I can think of only a few thousand things you can do with this machine.
Watch the Jay Leno video, when he sez it's like the Jetsons, ( that’s an old cartoon series for you youngsters ) He wasn't kidding. An adjustable wrench pops out of the 3D printer, completed, assembled, and functional.
We laughed at ourselves over Dick Tracy’s wrist watch phone & video, now it is reality, Now the Jetsons, I'm still waiting for my Jet Pack so I can fly over to the pub! L.O.L.
I have spent my life making one of a kind products, mostly by hand, This scanner and printer at this price, is the first high tech. gizmo to come down the pike that I would consider purchasing after only watching the video once. I can also hear the bells tolling for some of the last true master craftsmen.
Exciting and sad at the same time.
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In one of the labs at work, I have SolidWorks 3-dimensional solid modeling coupled with the Dimension Rapid prototyping, along with a 4-axis CNC mill and a CNC lathe. I don't have the 3D scanning system. But, that is on my wish list.

An antique model car hobbyist came to us last month because one of his very rare metal car models has a cracked transmission case with a broken gear. I set him up with one of the guys to model the parts and then print the parts on the Dimension out of polymer resin. He will get enough strength out of the printed parts for his needs. It would have been cost prohibitive to have machined them. When it is all done they are going to do a feature article in one of the modeling magazines.

Gotta go price that 3D scanner

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In one of the labs at work, I have SolidWorks 3-dimensional solid modeling coupled with the Dimension Rapid prototyping, along with a 4-axis CNC mill and a CNC lathe. I don't have the 3D scanning system. But, that is on my wish list.

An antique model car hobbyist came to us last month because one of his very rare metal car models has a cracked transmission case with a broken gear. I set him up with one of the guys to model the parts and then print the parts on the Dimension out of polymer resin. He will get enough strength out of the printed parts for his needs. It would have been cost prohibitive to have machined them. When it is all done they are going to do a feature article in one of the modeling magazines.

Gotta go price that 3D scanner

Glenn

Next Engine 3-D Scanner;
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$2995.00
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That is really cool technology. I've watched the video twice and still am amazed but then I still get a kick out of a slinky
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That is absolutely amazing technology! I can't wait to see how advanced those systems will be in the next couple of years!
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In a few years they will be making the part directly rather than a plastic copy. Amazing
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I think on Startrek they called it a 'replicator'.
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