3D printer to churn out copies of itself


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Printing circuitry on self copying robots – “A self-replicating 3D printer that spawns new, improved versions of itself is in development at the University of Bath in the UK. The “self replicating rapid prototyper” or RepRap could vastly reduce the cost of 3D printers, paving the way for a future where broken objects and spare parts are simply “re-printed” at home. New and unique objects could also be created.” [via] – Link.

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2 thoughts on “3D printer to churn out copies of itself

  1. hoeken says:

    This is a bit of an old story. If you want to find out where the project is currently at, check out RepRap.org

    We’re slowly approaching our version 1 launch. Exciting times ahead.

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