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  • 3D printer idea.

    Evening all,
    Been musing whilst tuning the huxley..dangerous...

    John S has a laser cutter, will do plastic cutting and engraving, has a height adjustable bed to set the laser focus.
    All it needs is the bed automating, a powder spreading system, and a source of powdered plastic.
    Voila! Selective laser sintering printer

    Thoughts?

    Dave
    Just south of Sudspumpwater UK

  • #2
    I think there are some doing that with powdered metal already.
    Kansas City area

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    • #3
      Fusing a plastic powder into shapes is an old process by now.
      I seldom do anything within the scope of logical reason and calculated cost/benefit, etc- I'm following my passion-

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      • #4
        SLS has been around for a while. People have tried it with the cheap lasers but almost no one makes a laser cutter with a controlled Z axis. Mine does as well as the laser welder I am getting.

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