Japanese makers 3D print the first ever CPU opener

Japanese makers 3D print the first ever CPU opener

There is something unusual about many engineers, who love tearing sophisticated machinery apart as much as they enjoy building it. To be fair, we’ve taken apart the occasional old computer as well, and it’s a fascinating – if somewhat challenging – project for a rainy Sunday afternoon. If you’ve ever been in that situation yourself, you’ll have seen that it is almost impossible to open up a CPU / remove heatsink. While various online tutorials are circulating, usually involving a hammer/chisel combination or a heat source, a team of Japanese makers has simply 3D printed a CPU opening tool […]

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