#1 By: Cory Doctorow, January 6th, 2014 12:01
#2 By: Jonas Eggeater, January 6th, 2014 12:11
A few years ago, I modeled and 3D-printed myself a case for my iPod. (Pats self on back.)
The future is now, and it's awesome.
#3 By: Nathan Hornby, January 6th, 2014 12:12
It's not futuristic enough for me until it can make me a snack.
#4 By: Terry Fairbrother, January 6th, 2014 12:21
It's a great concept, however would a 3D printed comb be as robust? Where's the cost saving if your in the middle of another city pulling cables and it snaps. Suddenly a $45 purchase seems less expensive.
#5 By: David Forbes, January 6th, 2014 12:30
A 3D-printed comb would be as robust as you design it to be. The dimensions can be easily changed in the CAD program if desired.
One of the Amazon reviewers complained that the holes are too small for his shielded Cat6 cable. 3D printing could fix that problem in a jiffy!
#6 By: Boundegar, January 6th, 2014 12:33
Sweet! Save $45, and all you need is a $1600 3d printer!
#7 By: Salgak, January 6th, 2014 12:38
For the FIRST one. Now, if you sell cabling supplies, that's about 50 cents worth of ABS. . . . sell it for, say, ten bucks, and you're in like flint.
Mind you, I might make the inner piece with ABS, and the outer piece with PLA, , , ,but that's just details. .
#8 By: Tim Warris, January 6th, 2014 12:54
Say, that is a nifty product your company paid to develop, Ima just steal it K?
#9 By: Jonas Eggeater, January 6th, 2014 13:00
I think you're on the wrong board...
Assuming you don't already have a 3D printer. A lot of hobbyists do.
#10 By: Joe Bloggs, January 6th, 2014 13:17
Depends what you print it with, and being 3d, It'll also be a 'mill'-able model.
#11 By: Joe Bloggs, January 6th, 2014 13:23
#12 By: Austin Hamman, January 6th, 2014 13:39
#13 By: Austin Hamman, January 6th, 2014 13:41
it's good to see cory also browses /r/bestof
#14 By: David Forbes, January 6th, 2014 13:41
"Stealing" this product would likely lead to improvements, as it doesn't look fully baked.
#15 By: Anonymous, January 6th, 2014 13:45
#16 By: SamSam, January 6th, 2014 13:46
Just the Reddit front page, really...
#17 By: incarnedine_v, January 6th, 2014 13:49
#18 By: Alexander Rauchfuss, January 6th, 2014 14:33
Two ways to print that. Print a mold and then cast with a soft 2 part rubber. You could also print it directly with a rubber filament. No clue as to the quality of the various rubber filament types.
#19 By: Nonentity, January 6th, 2014 15:08
The PeachyPrinter guys have been experimenting with some flexible resins for UV-curing resin printers here..
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#20 By: Anthony Vicari, January 6th, 2014 16:07
People are already printing chocolate, frosting, sugar, cheese. Anything you can extrude in air, really, if you're careful.
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