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Old 10-16-2019, 10:03 AM   #1
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25' Boat Built by a 3D Printer

First of its kind, this printed in only about 70 Hours, pretty amazing! It's made of some kind of wood/plastic composite....


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I saw this the other day. Amazing what they are making with 3D printers. Not sure how seaworthy it is however, but a great feat nonetheless.
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Actually looks pretty sturdy, sort of like a Boston Whaler.... i suppose they will be able to print in different colors eventually...


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Is printed with carbon fiber reinforced ABS. This one comes with integral flotation built in. Tanks can be done likewise, as well as other features such as wire and cable ways.
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ABS doesnt play well with gasoline.
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Tru dat.

But materials can be changed on the fly with equipment like this, so a layer of poly pro or whatever plastic fuel tanks are made from can be laid in. The tooling is not tied down to one material, like a CNC mill can change tools depending on what is to be done.

Additive material tooling takes a different mindset from subtractive toolwork. Amazing stuff.
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