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Old 10-04-14, 02:03 PM
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$299 3D Printer shatters Kickstarter goals - Has 3D printing became affordable?

3D printing is set to change the world, allowing users to create almost anything from the comfort of their own homes.

Earlier this week a 3D printer named The Micro hit Kickstarter by storm, hitting it's funding goal of $50,000 in just 11 minutes. Now the Micro has just broken $2 Million.

Now what is the fuss all about? Well here is a video which will hopefully explain.





Measuring at just 7.3in (or 18.5cm) square and weighing 1kg (2.2lbs), the device will be easy placed and move around the home. It can be used with Windows, Mac or Linux and will be compatible with a range of 3D model formats.



The Micro is designed to be accessible to everyday users, with more advanced settings available to the 3D printing enthusiast. The interface is designed to be easy to use, making a 3D print just a simple drag and drop away.

Retail pricing is unconfirmed, but it is expected to be in the same $299 dollar price bracket or potentially cheaper.



Now some of you guys are thinking "Mark this is a PC forum, does this really apply to us?", yes it does. Imagine what we as pc enthusiasts and modders could do with a 3D printer, what custom parts we could make to modify our cases just that little bit further.

I challenge all of you here to think of one good thing you could make from a 3D printer, specifically with PC modding in mind. It can be anything big or small scale, all I want you to do is post it!

As always post your thoughts and feelings on this article below.

Source - Kickstarter

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Old 10-04-14, 02:11 PM
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This will change the sextoy industry forever.
I will take this with a grain of salt, out of nowhere there is supposed to be a 3D printer for $299, that's too much of a price drop.
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So very excited for this. It also opens the gate for plebs like me to modding. For me, I'd love to make a replacement 5.25 drive bay cover as the ones on my current case look a bit naff.
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PSU cover, custom GPU backplate, one big plate to cover all of the optical drivebays on a case. The possibilities are endless
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I can think of a million uses, literally a million uses :P These things will revolutionise the way we think about stuff. 3D printers will change the world!
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So what does material does it print in..? Plastic, paper..?
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So what does material does it print in..? Plastic, paper..?
Extruded ABS plastic in most cases, there are some ceramic 3D printers but they are fewer and usually more expensive and/or homebrew
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Extruded ABS plastic in most cases, there are some ceramic 3D printers but they are fewer and usually more expensive and/or homebrew
I think i read about a 3D printer using metal not too long ago?
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I think i read about a 3D printer using metal not too long ago?
if there is one, i want it
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I think it's the materials more than anything that make it an expensive venture.
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