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Can a 3D printer create another 3D printer that's better than itself?

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  • 2 months ago

    theory says yes. since what's better is the design and that's not part of the physical printer itself

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  • 2 months ago

    No, a 3D printer has many moving parts and different materials, current 3D printing is limited to single materials. It might be possible to have a series of 3D printers producing parts that could be assembled into a printer, but it would be unlikely to be better than the originals as they aren't accurate enough yet.

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    2 months ago

    Not at present, no. 3d printers can only really print basic solid objects at present. Complex electronics are still not possible

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