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Old 03-19-2014   #1
Horserump, Colorado
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Print up your own boat

Check out the boat this guy made with his 3D printer.

Worlds First Full Size 3D Printed Kayak (video)

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Old 03-21-2014   #2
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Won't be long now. Kayak design to demo to production time will become a weekly thing. you'll be able order the perfect kayak for your favorite play spot. Only your wallet can slow you down.

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Old 03-22-2014   #3
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I'm skeptical. All those seems are heavy, and need to be re-enforced with structural ribs and it has 7lbs worth of bolts. The plastic in the current production boats is so specialized and boats crack too easily or fold when over/under cooked. I'm just not sure 3d printing materials are up to the same standard. I hope I'm wrong. Printing your own boats would be sick. If the price came down specialty boats would be a lot more available. Think creek race boats, squirt boats, slalom, wildwater etc.
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