Microsoft Demos 3D Printing with Windows 8.1

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stevejnb

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Neat, and a handy addition for some, but I'll chalk it up to one of those things that I really don't care about myself. Though, be careful if you want to use your 3D Printer to make anything that gets banned - like guns, probably... MS is complicit with government authorities, so, may bite you in the arse.

(side note: Google, Apple, Facebook, etc etc, all in the same boat - MS ain't above it though, for all of their "scroogled" ads they are not defenders of privacy in computing)
 

tntom

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When you think about it, it makes sense. Just like support for pen and injet plotters. Consumers are moving away from windows but ratio of professionals to consumers is rising.
 

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$1300 isn't that bad of a price. Many nice laser printers cost more then that. It could save money if used right such as replacing broken items that usually cost lots like some trimming on your car or whatnot.
 

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i wait for prices to drop below $1000 and the tech to get better and faster.

then i'll get one and start printing a collection of cars, action figures, lego blocks, skull rings, clip-on watches/bracelets, mouse pad, cable organizer, fake fangs, wolverine claws, thor's hammer....the possibility is endless. :)
 

pjmelect

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3D printers are very nice but it cost over $25 for the plastic to make a gun for example, the cost of the "ink" cartridges will make 3D printing to expensive for the majority of home applications.
 
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Fedora Linux has had full 3D printing since its 19th release already...
 

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Great support for 3d printings. How about they get behind some innovations such as printing circuit boards in these printers so we can really design useful stuff. Sure its hard, but its worth it.
 
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