3D printers, old models' bezels?

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    Question 3D printers, old models' bezels?

    Just a thought -

    Original bezels for the 5600C and older models are getting hard to come by. As I see the price of 3D printers slowly dropping, wouldn't it be possible to reproduce the old bezels with a 3D printer? The material may not be exactly the same, but perhaps a couple of uses may be given to the repro'ed bezels:
    1. Actual use
    2. Molds for making resin-based bezels.

    What do you think?
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    Re: 3D printers, old models' bezels?

    Interesting... you wouldn't even need an actual bezel on hand to make a mold, just a CAD drawing that could be sent to anyone, anywhere. I don't know much about 3D printing, but this may be a future solution.

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    Makes me a bit worried.

    If they get to be that good (inevitable), wouldnt that be a new tool for scammers? Or even just simple people making mistakes?

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    Re: 3D printers, old models' bezels?

    Quote Originally Posted by Drop of a Hat View Post
    Makes me a bit worried.

    If they get to be that good (inevitable), wouldnt that be a new tool for scammers? Or even just simple people making mistakes?

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    I'll only get worried about that when we get to Star Trek replicator quality myself. By then currency will be a thing of the past anyway so it'll all be good.

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