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What gr5 said. The legal crap you'd have to go through... ugh. And I imagine maintenance on these types of printers are a bit of a pain as well. Sneeze at them and the powder goes flying all over the optics and into all the moving parts. I'm not saying it couldn't be done, what I'm thinking of is how these things would fare in the care of "normal" people who aren't quite aware of what they're getting into and how to handle that as a company.

That said I really hope that development goes forward in this area as it opens up so many possibilities. I mean, look at what RepRap machines produced just a few years ago. Crap, really. And look where we are now.


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I've done the same thing with my laser cutter and a bed of granulated sugar.... It's fun, but a laser cutter is not the right machine to use for anything other than a fun experiment in 3D printing. Something purpose built can be a lot faster, more precise, more cost effective.


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