for many of you who are quite often making enclosures for projects, or even use products like sugru on a regular basis, and you are quite handy on the DIY front, they you may want to consider putting together a RepRap.
a RepRap is a rapid prototyping machine. It literally "prints" a 3d design you have constructed on CAD. It take the design and slices it in to very thin layers and builds up each layer with melted plastic.
The machine and software is all open Source, you are free to build your own if you like. With the exception of the electronics, something like 90% of the reprap can be made on a reprap. From scratch, to fully constructed a reprap will cost you about £300 to £500 to build.http://www.raspberrypi.org/for.....ive/page-2
once you are all set up, making something is quite simple. Design your piece on the CAD package and away you go. it can take some time to print a large item. but you will find yourself making all sorts of little brackets and fittings for all sorts of things around the home. I have made many things including replacement parts for the vacuum cleaner to making many of the parts for the reprap to make improvements.
people have modified the reprap and have converted them to print in Porcelain but my favourite has to be a conversion to print in chocolate !!
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