You can now get a personal fabricator for $5000 from Desktop Factory. That’s about the price point where LaserWriters started to gain widespread acceptance. Although I’m a big fan of 3-D printing, I don’t actually expect them to appear in most houses anytime soon. I get excited about them because they dramatically accelerate design cycles for anyone building solid objects of any kind.
I found this nifty tutorial to the world of custom manufacture on the Replicator blog: Personal Fabrication for Dummies.
By the way, you can also fabricate objects by shooting lasers into granulated sugar too, if you prefer. Not very practical, but worth a peek.
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I really like the candy fabricator… using SHASAM technology. Does anyone know where I can get some CNC Toast?
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