RE: [rp-ml] RepRap

From: Mohammad Rahbari <>
Date: Fri Jun 06 2008 - 15:57:46 EEST

Congratulations on your success and keep-up the good work on this project. I
was one of the ones who thought it could be done. Back in 2005 when I
graduated with my masters I liked your project so much I tried to see if you
had any openings in your group that I could join, or anyway to contribute
the project.

Please do keep in touch, I would be interested in having one here at UWO in
Canada, and start producing some babies here, when the RepRap is ready to
go. Also what is the status of feedstock material cost, availability,
distribution and so on for the RepRap to produce parts.


Mohammad Rahbari, M.E.Sc., P.Eng
Particle Research Facility, PRF
University of Western Ontario
Thompson Engineering Building, Room 217
Tel: (519) 661-4243; Cell: (519) 495-9808

-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf
Of Adrian Bowyer
Sent: Wednesday, June 04, 2008 6:55 PM
Subject: [rp-ml] RepRap

I hope that the list will forgive a little self-publicity.

The RepRap machine has just achieved self-replication - details on the
website at,

and on the blog at

I now expect all those who said here when we started that it couldn't
be done to start eating hats or whatever other self-abasement they
then rashly promised :-)

Also, reprapper nophead is working on part quality*. The list may care to
look at what he's doing at

*Which, interestingly, we have discovered we don't much need for  
replication, though it's obviously desirable for other engineering and  
aesthetic reasons.  We need neither precision, nor repeatability, nor  
even much reliability for successful replication.  We just need  
geometric complexity.  I suspect that this will surprise engineers,  
but not biologists.
Best wishes
Dr Adrian Bowyer
Received on Fri Jun 06 14:06:20 2008

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