RepRap achieves replication

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Good news on the fabin’ front – the RepRap achieved replication via BoingBoing.

Adrian (left) and Vik (right) with a parent RepRap machine, made on a conventional rapid prototyper, and the first complete working child RepRap machine, made by the RepRap on the left. The child machine made its first successful grandchild part at 14:00 hours UTC on 29 May 2008 at Bath University in the UK, a few minutes after it was assembled.

Soon there will be RepRap parties, you’ll show up and one machine will make many, rinse – repeat…

Related:
Make Pt0718
Make – Volume 10 – Wealth Without Money (Page 38).

6 thoughts on “RepRap achieves replication

  1. 3d printed parts aren’t quite as strong, clean, or quick as production parts. Could one 3d printer duplicate itself and assemble itself using robots? Sure, but it wouldn’t be cost effective whatsoever. 3rd world nations couldn’t afford the parts it produced either btw.

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