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eDay2011 - Adrian Bowyer - University of Bath

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  • 1. RepRap The 3D Printer that Prints Itself Adrian Bowyer University of Bath, U.K. eDay Rotterdam, 15 September 2011
  • 2. What is RepRap? RepRap is a self-replicating 3D printer
  • 3. RepRap Facts
    • RepRap can copy about half its own parts.
    • 4. The other half: hardware shops and on-line.
    • 5. Cost of all the materials € 400.
    • 6. Working volume: 200 x 200 x 140 mm 3 .
    • 7. Material: most plastics.
    • 8. Print rate: 19 ml/hour (one day to replicate).
    • 9. Licence: GPL.
  • 10. RepRap Makes http://thingiverse.com
  • 11. RepRap Makes http://thingiverse.com 4 Michael Curry
  • 12. Anyone with a RepRap can make another RepRap for a friend 29 May 2008
  • 13. It's like MP3 music sharing, but for real solid stuff... ...ultimately any stuff
  • 14. RepRap: destroyer of industry London 1943
  • 15. Destroying Things London 2011 That way never works
  • 16. The Arrow of Time Always works
  • 17. The Arrow of Time
  • 18. The Arrow of Time
  • 19. Biology – mutualist symbiosis RepRap = flowers People = insects Goods = nectar
  • 20. The Four Levels
  • 25. The Future Everyone in the developed world runs their own CD pressing plant
  • 26. The Future Everyone in the developed world runs their own CD pressing plant Photographic Lab
  • 27. The Future Everyone in the developed world runs their own CD pressing plant Photographic Lab And printing press
  • 28. The Future Why not their own factory...
  • 29. The Future ...that makes more factories?
  • 30. http//reprap.org