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Funky-fresh 3D printing on an old HP 540

3D Printing & Imaging Technology

OK, so it looks fussy and maddeningly slow, but hey, proof o’ concept (circa 2008). It works! [Via Boing Boing]

3D Printing Demo

6 thoughts on “Funky-fresh 3D printing on an old HP 540

  1. Shadyman says:

    Interesting. You could do fairly nice-sized objects depending on the width of the printhead…

    It could sure use some kind of stepper motor to raise/lower the platform though, and maybe a little arm to spread the powder.

    I’m awfully tempted to try it with this old printer of mine, if I’m not making a D2G rig out of it…

  2. cdreid says:

    You of course have the same problem even the commercial companies have… the printing material. But this is probably the most clever thing ive ever seen in 3d printing including reprap etc.

  3. Marcel says:

    That’s an awesome proof of concept.

    The resolution using this technique must be pretty good and I guess with a colour printer you can colour your object as you go! Brilliant!

    Would love to know how it’s developing.

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Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.

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