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Thread: WOW!! Have you seen this 3-D laser printer?

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    Super Member Evie's Avatar
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    WOW!! Have you seen this 3-D laser printer?

    Check out this new 3-D laser printer from Glow Forge. Awesome!

    http://glowforge.com/

    "I keep my end tables full of needlework and quilting so I don't have to dust them." ~ Author Unknown but I agree!

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    That is totally cool.

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    Amazing ~ technology is progressing faster and faster. Just think of the appliques that could be made and quilt labels would be so easy. I will have to wait until the price comes down though.
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    wow, that looks like fun
    The biggest risk is the one not taken

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    Wow would love one but top of line is $4000 low end $2000 lol

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    That is really neat, but I'm going to pass. I still have trouble changing the ink cartridge in my printer

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    Cheaper then most new sewing machines.

    DH has access to a 3D printer at his job. I broke the spool pin on my Janome Jem machine and he made me a new one, exactly like the old one for a few pennies it cost for the plastic pellets. In fact he made me two, in case I broke another one.
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    That is so very cool!!

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    Wow that is so cool! Unbelievable the things they come up with today.

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    It really is amazing what they can do these days. It won't take that long until they will be in reach of the average consumer. I can remember when it was prohibitively expensive to have a laser printer for personal use. I've had one for about ten years now. I had to replace the toner cartridge this week and was thinking I really should check the current prices as it is getting to the point where the most expensive part IS the toner cartridge.
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    Wow, it's really mind blowing what that is capable of doing! It would be so worth it for someone who could take advantage of the possibilities it offers!

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    Star Trek replicator. Who knew?

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    I LOVED this idea! I think it offers a great business opportunity for creative designers ***if it works***! Was even thinking about investing in it for my daughter. However, found this blog that indicates it may still have significant bugs to be worked out: https://www.reddit.com/r/lasercuttin...laser_printer/

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    Woodworkers have been using laser dies to cut intricate patterns from wood for years. All those tiny lacy cut outs you see in woodwork now was probably done by laser cutting.
    I believe giving what I can will never cause me to be in need.
    Being cheap is not a badge of honor.
    My heroes are working people, paying their own way, taking care of their children and being decent human beings.

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