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

By Shawn Knight · 8 replies
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. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar Elite Techno Geek Posts: 6,515   +974

    This is awesome...
  3. spydercanopus

    spydercanopus TS Evangelist Posts: 855   +121

    3D printed guns are going to be so awesome!
    hammer2085 and davislane1 like this.
  4. Matt12345170

    Matt12345170 TS Booster Posts: 106   +31

    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.
    Wendig0 likes this.
  5. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,726   +3,700

    Especially if the tensile strength is weak.
    Wendig0 likes this.
  6. Tekkaraiden

    Tekkaraiden TS Evangelist Posts: 997   +93

    Neat proof of concept.
  7. gibbstar

    gibbstar TS Enthusiast Posts: 34   +6

    It's the T-1000!!!!
    wastedkill likes this.
  8. sambob

    sambob TS Rookie 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 Booster Posts: 113

    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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