An example of how handy the ability to print in 3D can be. The worn-out stainless propeller costs $300 to replace. But the size and pitch of the blades is not ideal for the work I do. I can experiment with different configurations and print them in hard plastic, then have a new stainless one printed at shapeways.com when I am ready. These plastic propellers are surprisingly durable and it was easy to print one the with a hole the exact size needed, it fits tight on the shaft and never moves.
Pages that reference this post in the Digitalfire Reference Database:
This post is one of thousands found in the Digitalfire Reference Database. Most are part of a timeline maintained by Tony Hansen. You can search that timeline on the home page of digitalfire.com.