(Picture from PBS show “This Old House”
wo articles ln 3D printing that push the envelope… Interesting use for a 3D printer! Jay Leno’s 3D Printer Replaces Rusty Old Parts http://www.jaylenosgarage.com/extras/articles/jay-lenos-3d-printer-replaces-rusty-old-parts-1/index.shtml#.T7Ou5Ji_Gvo.twitter “Jay Leno has a lot of old cars with a lot of obsolete parts. When he needs to replace these parts, he skips the error-prone machinist and goes to his rapid prototyping 3D printer. Simply scan, print and repeat.” The Man Who Prints Houses http://neilperkin.typepad.com/only_dead_fish/2012/05/the-man-who-prints-houses.html “Enrico Dini has developed a 3D printing technology large enough to print buildings.
Click here to view the video on YouTube. http://www.ted.com/talks/lisa_harouni_a_primer_on_3d_printing.html Good introductory video on 3D Printing. She discusses the major challenge (creating the designs) and the goes on to the uses of 3D Printing such as printing items to repair something and mass customisation.