"Contraptor is a DIY open source construction set for experimental personal fabrication, desktop manufacturing, prototyping and bootstrapping. Various сartesian robots can be assembled from Contraptor and used as a prototyping platform for projects such as XY plotter, mini CNC machine, 3D printer etc."
Contraptor is a DIY open source construction set for experimental personal fabrication, desktop manufacturing, prototyping and bootstrapping.DIYLILCNC
Shapeways - 3d printing in metal for everbody http://bit.ly/IdcAs #industrialisierung 2.0 [from http://twitter.com/schulezweinull/statuses/3132294321]
Stainless Steel Gallery 3d printingmicRo Desktop CNC - micRo
As low as $1k, still out of my hobby budget.3-D Printing Hits Rock-bottom Prices With Homemade Ceramics Mix
"Normally these supplies cost $30 to $50 a pound. Our materials cost less than a dollar a pound," said Ganter. He said he wants to distribute the free recipes in order to democratize 3-D printing and expand the range of printable objects.
A new, not-so-secret recipe uses artist-grade ceramics powder for 3-D printing. Ceramics objects can now be printed for about three percent the cost of commercial printing mixes.