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Researchers develop liquid metal 3D printer that works at room temp

By Shawn Knight
Jul 9, 2013
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  1. I hate to break it to you, but that fancy 3D printer you just plopped down a lot of money for is already extinct. That’s because researchers at North Carolina State University have come up with a 3D-printing method using...

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  2. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 7,054   +918

    This is awesome...
     
  3. spydercanopus

    spydercanopus TS Guru Posts: 802   +87

    3D printed guns are going to be so awesome!
     
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  4. Matt12345170

    Matt12345170 TS Enthusiast Posts: 103   +20

    If you watched the video, I cant see this replacing standard 3D printers, but perhaps they can co-exist. The metal doesn't look like it would be able to do fine work (or create anything useful) , maybe in a mould, which is where the standard 3D printer could come in handy.
     
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  5. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 6,233   +1,547

    Especially if the tensile strength is weak.
     
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  6. Tekkaraiden

    Tekkaraiden TS Maniac Posts: 906   +54

    Neat proof of concept.
     
  7. gibbstar

    gibbstar TS Rookie Posts: 23

    It's the T-1000!!!!
     
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  8. sambob

    sambob TS Rookie

    WOW.....you figured out how to solder electronics for Fifty times the cost and take 30 times longer than the way we do It now.
    While kinda Interesting, for now It seems more of a process In search of a use.
     
  9. taimuraly

    taimuraly TS Enthusiast Posts: 118

    I was worried about the roach, good to know it was not killed only to have an artificial antennae placed on it.

    Also watching the video I felt I was in the build mode for The Sims =P
     
    Last edited: Jul 9, 2014


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