Isto pode parecer só uma ideia fixe para Crianças, ou um Hobby, até que nos lembremos do Modelismo, e de todos os Protótipos onde uma montagem rápida faz um Proof-of-Concept impecável.
Caixas rápidas para Electrónica, esboços de Modelos Geométricos em 3D, sei lá o que mais...
Para não falar de assim se obterem Moldes para Fundição a Molde perdido, fáceis de moldar, cortar, e colar!
What is TiP?
The fischer TiP creative material, made of potato starch and natural food colours, fires the playful creativity and fantasy of children from age three. It is only necessary to moisten the fischer TiPs with a moist sponge cloth and press them together. They can also be easily cut, pressed and shaped. Colourful figures, flowers, or play scenes can be fashioned without any glue whatsoever.
E para vos provar que se pode fazer muito, com imaginação, e as boas das Ferramentas já à vossa mão, eis como fazer Fabricação Digital, sem CNC!
Digital Fabrication By Hand
JON-A-TRONA few of us (some college students, people who live near a coop shop like Techshop, Instructables employees...) have access to CNC machines. Laser cutters, CNC routers, water-jet cutters, and other CNC tools let us design complex geometry and produce the parts quickly and precisely.
For the other 99% of makers, here's an instructable on how to make things that are just as complex and precise using tools you can find at any hardware store, and templates you can print at your local print shop.
To demonstrate this handy technique, I decided to make a laptop stand for Wilgubeast, because he's a nice guy, he needed one, and he can't be bothered to make one himself.
E da nossa amiga Scarlett Jackson, da 3Dprintersonline, cá vão novidades sobre imprimir 3D em Metal, oh, yeah!
E vai ser feito, através da tecnologia de Metais semi-sólidos, para finalmente se produzirem peças de qualidade, ao invés da tecnologia de pó de metal, que não faz peças sólidas a sério:
3D Printing in Metal – The Next Industrial RevolutionAn investigator from the Worcester Polytechnic Institute is developing a way to make the results of 3D printing in metal, more robust, but also easier to adapt.The scientist Diran Apelian, Worcester Polytechnic Institute is working on a 3D printing process able to revolutionize the way products are configured and adapted. Professor of mechanical engineering develops its research in the area of semi-solid metals, using them instead of powdered metals, the manufacture by addition.Your work can give users manufacturers of this form of production, more metals for use in printing of more robust and enduring objects. Apelian work can also enable manufacturers to create specialized parts for medical devices, as well as for the car industry and aeronautics."There are problems with the metal powder", considers the investigator, also director of the Institute of Metal Processing, the WPI. Apelian is collaborating with researchers from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and the Viridis, a company of Massachusetts LLC 3D (USA), manufacturer of 3D printing machines and software.