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TED Talks: The World`s Smallest 3-D Printer

Klaus Stadlmann speaks at a TED symposium on the marvels of the world`s smallest 3-D printer.

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TED Talks: The World`s Smallest 3-D Printer. Klaus Stadlmann speaks at a TED symposium on the marvels of the world`s smallest 3-D printer.
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mcboozerilla
Male, 30-39, Europe
 649 Posts
Wednesday, February 8, 2012 6:46:33 AM
I don't see very many practical applications for this.

I-IS-BORED
Male, 18-29, Canada
 2432 Posts
Sunday, January 29, 2012 9:00:25 AM
@Byfield
build a huge and cheap machine or a small and cheaper machine for making small complicated structures? hmm... do i want my medical prosthetic being made on site or far away at a more expensive machine and requiring shipping?

Burgh
Male, 40-49, Western US
 291 Posts
Saturday, January 28, 2012 5:09:56 PM
"Can it print a 3d printer?"

A Von Neumann Self-replicating machine will probably be developed very soon. Biology does it all the time. :)

Fatninja01
Male, 18-29, Australia
 24481 Posts
Saturday, January 28, 2012 1:52:16 PM
Can it print a 3d printer? a world inside a world. Printception

Byfield
Male, 18-29, Europe
 468 Posts
Saturday, January 28, 2012 8:33:28 AM
Old vid, but still interesting. Thing is, what is needed is bigger and cheaper, not smaller! Unless he can get it to output layer by layer out of the machine and be limited only on 2 axis instead of 3. (4, depending on the material!)

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