Thursday, May 16, 2013 4:38:47 AM
Not to sound negative, but what a crappy link. 1: QR codes doesn't do anything that a standard barcode does (sure, more data pixels => more data), which has been around since 1974 (so almost 40 years). Nothing here that `seemed impossible`.
QR Codes can hold 100 times as much data as a barcode in the same space. Though... I am still not impressed because the QR code isn`t amazing, the device you use to scan it is.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 1:43:08 PM
>As a night shift CNC guy I have to agree, like to see >how this 3d printer operates, and what is needed to make >stuff, is it run by Fanuc code or otherwise?
I don't own one (though I`m considering adding an extrusion head to my CNC router, which would give me a pretty hefty printer capable of around 30"x22"x6"), so don`t quote me on this, but, as far as I`m aware, typical hobby CNC printers run off generic gcode. The unique bit of software that`s specific to 3D printers is a slicer application that converts .stl files into gcode for the interpreter to run.
As for the really nice machines that are priced similarly to comparable CNC machining centers (read: a pooton), I can only assume they run off proprietary software/firmware for the most part, though, obviously, they`re very similar at a basic level.