FoldaRap: a 3D Printer That Folds and Fits in a Briefcase


Fri, Aug 3rd, 2012 21:00 by capnasty NEWS

The FoldaRap is a folding and very portable evolution of the RepRap, "humanity's first general-purpose self-replicating manufacturing machine." Love the idea of everyone being able to easily access a 3D Printer and build the items they need.

RepRap takes the form of a free desktop 3D printer capable of printing plastic objects. Since many parts of RepRap are made from plastic and RepRap prints those parts, RepRap self-replicates by making a kit of itself - a kit that anyone can assemble given time and materials. It also means that - if you've got a RepRap - you can print lots of useful stuff, and you can print another RepRap for a friend...

RepRap is about making self-replicating machines, and making them freely available for the benefit of everyone. We are using 3D printing to do this, but if you have other technologies that can copy themselves and that can be made freely available to all, then this is the place for you too.



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