Staples to offer 3D printing next year, partners with Mcor

Rick

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3D printer maker Mcor Technologies announced yesterday a new partnership with Staples to offer "Staples Easy 3D" -- a 3D printing service for customers. The service aims to offer ordinary people access to affordable, eco-friendly, high-quality and "photo-realistic" 3D printed...

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Timonius

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Only a matter of time before we can create a rudimentary replicator. Brew beverage, print container, dispense beverage. "Tea, Earl Grey, Hot." Not as fancy but definitely workable. Just need the device to 'recycle' the container afterwards, create the beverage in less than a second, etc.
 

captaincranky

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"CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" just did this story. (CBS 10:00 PM EST 11-28-'12 "Strip Maul") Something about using a 3D printer to pop out disposable murder weapons. You know, polycarbonate pistols..
 

Ectech

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I remember learning about 3D technologies years ago at a Monster Cable convention in Connecticut. Sure it looks impressive but really its a huge waste of energy.
 
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Metal Laser Sintering doesn't produce the high quality grade hardened steel needed for mechanical part, I wouldn't trust them for plumbing. All it's really good for is jewelry and novelty items. We won't be printing our cars, this is a die hard fantasy. steel mills have nothing to worry about 3D printers now or in 20 years.
 

captaincranky

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I remember learning about 3D technologies years ago at a Monster Cable convention in Connecticut. Sure it looks impressive but really its a huge waste of energy.
In the same context, many would argue that all of "Monster Cable's" product is a huge waste of money.
 
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Why is Staples getting into manufacturing? What do they know about it?