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Old 10-16-2007, 08:57 AM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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When your favorite gadget of the future breaks, you might select a replacement model online, download its design file and make a true 3-D replacement on your home printer.

Thanks to falling prices and wider application of an industrial technology called 3-D printing (among other things), this option might be a reality for consumers in a few years.

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Old 10-17-2007, 12:45 AM
 
Location: Northglenn, Colorado
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there are 3d printers already out there, they use plastic pellets to melt into the shape you are printing. alot of mechanical drafting people use them for prototypes.
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