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#573552 - 04/26/20 06:37 PM First 3D printed boat  
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Done in 72 hours by the U of Maine. Way to go!

[video:google]https://www.facebook.com/YourFutureCarInTheKnowbyAOL/videos/667362663997633/?v=667362663997633[/video]


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#573553 - 04/26/20 08:13 PM Re: First 3D printed boat [Re: GoFirstClass]  
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Pretty cool - will be interesting to see where this goes.


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#573555 - 04/27/20 08:20 AM Re: First 3D printed boat [Re: GoFirstClass]  
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I've been pretty surprised at the strength of some of the material by home made 3d printers.


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#573561 - 04/27/20 05:20 PM Re: First 3D printed boat [Re: GoFirstClass]  
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A few years ago we were vacationing in San Francisco. At a store near our hotel there was a company that was demo'ing 3D printed shoes. For Free. So, being the resident BABC Cheapskate I got my feet measured by their laser measurer.

They sent me the shoes a few days later after we'd arrived back home. They were a light grey color, slip ons, and fit surprisingly well. Downside? They weren't very comfortable. And they were heavy, like a work boot. I wore them a few times then donated them to Goodwil.

Nice theory but in practice they didn't turn out well.

I'd be interested in knowing the weight of that boat.


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#573562 - 04/28/20 09:26 AM Re: First 3D printed boat [Re: GoFirstClass]  
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It would be interesting to see the cost to 3d print versus fiberglass construction.


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#573563 - 04/28/20 12:31 PM Re: First 3D printed boat [Re: GoFirstClass]  
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Kevin, there are a lot of unanswered questions about this boat that I'd like to have seen them address. Given their lack of detailed information they put out it gave the appearance that the people in the boat were simply bean counters/administrators who wanted to get in the picture vs "boat people" who would likely have been more product oriented.

What's the weight? How much horsepower can it handle? Are there built in wire runs? Are there usable storage compartments inside the boat that have covers that can be opened/closed/locked? Is the boat designed for an outboard? I/O? Inboard? What is the fuel capacity? Will the gas react with the boat material over time?

I realize this is a "one off" model built to show that their 3D press can do, but there are an awful lot of unanswered questions.


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#573564 - 04/28/20 12:35 PM Re: First 3D printed boat [Re: GoFirstClass]  
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You raise an interesting point - where are the videos of it in action?


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#573568 - 04/28/20 03:53 PM Re: First 3D printed boat [Re: GoFirstClass]  
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https://www.proboat.com/2019/10/worlds-biggest-3d-printed-boat/

It weighs 5,000 lbs according to this site. There is a brief time lapse of the boat being printed.


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#573569 - 04/28/20 08:07 PM Re: First 3D printed boat [Re: GoFirstClass]  
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That boat is going to be tough to wax. I wonder if this is going to be the new normal in boat finishes. It certainly has a non-skid appearance to it.

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I guess that would depend on how inexpensively they can produce the boat. If they can make it cheap enough people will buy it.


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#573577 - 04/29/20 06:25 PM Re: First 3D printed boat [Re: GoFirstClass]  
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It is pretty cool. That finish is going to hurt when you take a spill or scoot on it.


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#573591 - 05/01/20 11:51 AM Re: First 3D printed boat [Re: GoFirstClass]  
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#573593 - 05/01/20 07:10 PM Re: First 3D printed boat [Re: GoFirstClass]  
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You're right. I bet you'd only intentionally scoot on it once.


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