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    Default 3D Printing with MIG

    Something else you can put together with a 3 axis CNC system, and a MIG machine.

    http://www.ibtimes.com/3d-printing-m...r-1500-1492114

    Put some extra Z axis travel in that next CNC plasma table build.
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    Uh oh... it's the next big step toward 3-D printing a handgun that the media hyped up, not long ago.

    Have you seen any output from a MIG 3-D? I just looked for pictures and didn't see any.
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    That was done years ago with robotic manipulators. Using a 3d printer is pretty mickey mouse.
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    The Rostock they used for the demo was kinda cheesy, but any accurate XYZ CNC transport or robot would do the job. The smallest feature size wasn't too bad. I would guess they use .023 wire. They did print a chain sprocket that was functional, with the system.

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