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Staples selling Cube 3D printer that prints ABS plastic
For $1,299.99 you can now buy a 3D printer that will print anything up to 5.5" x 5.5" x5.5" in size.
It prints using either ABS or PLA, so it can use the same type of plastic as LEGO bricks.
Now the ABS cartridges that they sell are a tad expensive (anyone surprised there?), there is already a modification to use bulk material:http://www.howmuchsnow.com/cube/
You can see at the bottom of that page two items that were printed with this printer.
Just like color printers 20 years ago, I'd expect that within 10 years these will be a few hundred dollars and even better quality.
While it probably won't compete with the production cost of injection molded LEGO, what a nice way to replace rare and expensive parts. This should be able to easily make those light bley levers for UCS Falcon, if you wanted them, or the light bley boat rigging (if you were willing to modify the design to use several parts rather than 1)
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