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Apesbrain
post Dec 21 2012, 21:16
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http://www.engadget.com/2012/12/21/3d-printed-record/

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mccarthyk
post Feb 9 2013, 17:58
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That is amazing. I'm sure it's not too difficult to write a program to make an STL file, but getting access to a 3D printer that large and accurate is either hard, or expensive!
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post Feb 10 2013, 03:02
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QUOTE (mccarthyk @ Feb 9 2013, 09:58) *
That is amazing. I'm sure it's not too difficult to write a program to make an STL file, but getting access to a 3D printer that large and accurate is either hard, or expensive!


It's too hard and expensive now. As Mzil says, even state of the art printers are still too crude to print LPs as good as the traditional method. But it won't be that way for very long. Resolutions are increasing all the time and costs are coming down. Eventually it'll reach a point where the quality meets or exceeds traditional pressing. It'll reach the same point as CDRs have versus pressed CDs - printing will be cheaper than pressing for short runs. For LPs, this is a good thing - it'll become economic to produce a wider catalog of LPs for what is a relatively small market.



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- Apesbrain   At long last, copy your digital collection to vinyl!   Dec 21 2012, 21:16
- - Sunhillow   This brings the analog warmth back to digital sour...   Dec 21 2012, 21:25
|- - Arnold B. Krueger   QUOTE (Sunhillow @ Dec 21 2012, 15:25) Th...   Dec 24 2012, 14:47
- - mzil   I wouldn't advise this! The stylus isn...   Dec 21 2012, 21:53
|- - Soap   QUOTE (mzil @ Dec 21 2012, 15:53) I would...   Dec 21 2012, 22:31
|- - Glenn Gundlach   QUOTE (mzil @ Dec 21 2012, 12:53) I would...   Dec 22 2012, 10:46
|- - krabapple   QUOTE (mzil @ Dec 21 2012, 15:53) I would...   Feb 9 2013, 19:59
|- - mzil   QUOTE (krabapple @ Feb 9 2013, 14:59) I...   Feb 9 2013, 21:31
- - mzil   What matters is not the dimensions of the needle, ...   Dec 21 2012, 23:26
- - splice   The "stairstepping" of the printed groov...   Dec 22 2012, 03:42
|- - mzil   QUOTE (splice @ Dec 21 2012, 22:42) The ...   Dec 22 2012, 04:32
|- - Soap   QUOTE (mzil @ Dec 21 2012, 22:32) Conside...   Dec 22 2012, 04:50
||- - mzil   QUOTE (Soap @ Dec 21 2012, 23:50) QUOTE (...   Dec 22 2012, 05:16
|||- - Nessuno   The printing process is actually a downsampling an...   Dec 22 2012, 10:06
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|||- - Glenn Gundlach   QUOTE (Soap @ Dec 22 2012, 02:47) Glenn, ...   Dec 22 2012, 19:41
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|||- - BFG   When I first read this topic's title, I though...   Feb 9 2013, 19:09
||- - mzil   QUOTE (Soap @ Dec 21 2012, 23:50) QUOTE (...   Dec 25 2012, 01:33
||- - Soap   Again, the point is that your line: QUOTE (mzil ...   Dec 25 2012, 02:10
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|- - pdq   QUOTE (splice @ Dec 22 2012, 19:33) Do yo...   Dec 24 2012, 14:42
|- - splice   QUOTE (pdq @ Dec 24 2012, 05:42) QUOTE (s...   Dec 24 2012, 21:25
|- - washu   QUOTE (splice @ Dec 24 2012, 15:25) CGA d...   Dec 24 2012, 21:40
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- - lvqcl   AFAIR CGA graphics = 320x200 4 colors or 640x200 2...   Dec 24 2012, 21:33
- - splice   You're right. Memory is the second thing to go...   Dec 25 2012, 00:11
- - mccarthyk   That is amazing. I'm sure it's not too di...   Feb 9 2013, 17:58
- - splice   QUOTE (mccarthyk @ Feb 9 2013, 09:58) Tha...   Feb 10 2013, 03:02


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