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RepRap: An Open Source 3D Printer for the Masses

Mar 05, 2008, 18:15 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Andrew Hendry)

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"Imagine the last time something in your house broke--a cup or plate, a bracket, a door handle, a component in an electrical appliance or mechanical device, a hinge, a switch. The list can go on and on. But instead of tossing the entire device out, or heading to the local hardware or electrical store to find an often costly replacement, imagine if you could recreate that object or component in your home on a 3D printer. Now imagine if the 3D printer you use to make that part could recreate itself as well.

"This idea of self-replication has been around for some time, but until recently such technology has been far from the reach of the average person, costing tens of thousands of dollars to setup..."

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