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Marco2001

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3-D Printer - Item creation -Idea
« on: August 09, 2010, 03:35:25 PM »
3-D Printer

Equipement creation:

It may sound very simplistic but to make most of MCO equipement all you would need is a "3-D Printer".
A "3-D Printer" is an item that makes other item's from scratch using raw materials and a robotic arms.

If you wisch to know more about 3-D printers click this link to wikipedia ---> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/3D_printing








Player who wishes to make an item like: tool-box, water-can, oxy-can, GPR unit,
 Drill etc. comes closer to the 3-D Printer, chose the item, puts the resources into the machine and press "START".
The machine will make the item automatically over time.
You are not even required to operate it.
Manufacturint an item so complex as those on the Mars will take lots of time so be prepared for even 2-10 Sols of process.
In the mean time, you can do whatever you want - gather new resources, explore etc. and the machine does everything for you :-)

ADDITIONAL:
If you would look at my other post about "Parts" ---> http://hyperkat.com/litterbox/index.php?topic=357.0
you might come to a conclusion that in order to make an equipement you would first need the parts that are inside of it.
So for example, in order to make a PVPanell you will fist need to make 9 Photo Voltanic Cells, and have 1 Electrical Part.
Then you would insert those parts (aswell as resources) inside the 3-D printer and voila. New item made.


« Last Edit: August 09, 2010, 03:46:47 PM by Marco2001 »

Poland here. My time: GMT + 1h
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I'am an Astrobiology/Biology student.

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Re: 3-D Printer - Item creation -Idea
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2010, 06:13:12 PM »
Posting some up-dates to this technology:

Arcam EBM machine - electron beam melting desktop manufacturing system
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lUIipa3AgNg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A4lm_CgISnA

ZPrinter 450/3D printer ZPrinter 450
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yyZtBYG0QOg

Robot that can build itself to be unveiled
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/science-news/3343522/Robot-that-can-build-itself-to-be-unveiled.html

3D printing demo -- ball bearings!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u7h09dTVkdw

NC State researchers Dr. Denis R. Cormier and Dr. Ola L.A. Harrysson have found a new way
 to make 3D titanium parts for space exploration, biomedicine and the manufacturing industry.
http://www.engr.ncsu.edu/news/news_articles/ebm.html
« Last Edit: August 09, 2010, 06:22:40 PM by Marco2001 »

Poland here. My time: GMT + 1h
Writing a book about Mars. Any ideas? Type to me.
I'am an Astrobiology/Biology student.

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Re: 3-D Printer - Item creation -Idea
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2010, 12:09:27 AM »
I had a link to RepRaps floating around here some time ago too

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Re: 3-D Printer - Item creation -Idea
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2010, 08:59:10 AM »
Most of those I have used were for making molds to burnout and pour aluminum or iron into but the tech is improving every day. I like this idea and it would be a way to replace some parts.. good find..