3D Printers Can Almost Print Themselves

RepRap v2 'Mendel'. Self-replicating fused dep...

RepRap v2 ‘Mendel’. Self-replicating fused deposition modelling (FDM) machine (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: RepRap v.2 'Mendel' open-source FDM 3...

English: RepRap v.2 ‘Mendel’ open-source FDM 3D printer (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A 3d Printer called the RepRap can now be cloned with only the cost of materials. Normally a commercial 3d printer costs $40000, but the material costs for a RepRap is only $460. Of course it can also print many other things. This is incredible and is like science fiction. Here is more on what is happening.

http://i.materialise.com/blog/entry/cloning-the-reprap-prusa-in-under-30-minutes

Here is the main website: http://reprap.org/wiki/Main_Page

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