eDay2011 - Adrian Bowyer - University of Bath

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eDay2011 - Adrian Bowyer - University of Bath

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

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