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Discussion in 'General Talk' started by MaryD, May 22, 2018.

  1. MaryD

    MaryD OpenBuilds Team
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    This caught the OpenBuilds team off guard. It looks sort of like a 3D Printer but then again, not exactly. So we had to reach out and learn more about it. Before I reveal our findings, what do you think this machine is?

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  2. Kevon Ritter

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    Printed rough shape with cnc fine "polishing" is my guess. If so, the concept is nothing new, but here we're building two machines instead of just using a dual head.

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    Oh I just noticed that there was nothing for a printhead at the front. It's a part remover.
     
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  3. Awestruck

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    I'll guess some sort of lab equipment for mixing chemicals and heating them. However the background looks more like an office of some sort or small assembly area.
     
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  4. Scotty Orr

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    Infrared Cookie "Baker"?
     
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  5. Kevon Ritter

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    Can a build plate safely get that hot? That's +160*C (325*F).
     
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  6. Rick 2.0

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    Thermal coefficient of expansion checker.
     
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  7. Ruben Barrios

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    CNC Paninni maker?
     
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  8. Awestruck

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    Question Generator.
     
  9. MaryD

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    The mystery machine is actually a Milling machine, fdm 3D printer, selective needle injector, laser engraver. The dials make thin films of polymers to be photo-cured or injected with other materials. Research equipment in dev thx to #CMUPortugal #CMU #UC #ISR UC
     
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  10. Joe Downard

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    I was gonna guess pancake maker.. mmmm food..
     
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