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Old 09-05-2017, 06:54 PM   #2
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Default Re: How hard is it to acquire raw materials for 3D printing?

Originally Posted by Michael Thayne View Post
But other than that, is acquiring smart ink, nanotubes, "self-assembling nanostructures" and so on a challenge for users of 3D printers? Or are they easy to synthesize as long as you have a feed stock of the necessary elements?
Neither one? THS doesn't go into detail that I know of, but it probably requires fairly extensive infrastructure to produce those materials -- but they're also legal bulk commodities, so not hard to buy in most places.
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