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I am a thing, which is used to make things.
I am made of things.
You may have seen me in my life, but I am quite rare.
You give me your idea, I give you your product.

Hint #1:

I make things hot to make your idea,

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Are you a

3D printer?

I am a thing, which is used to make things.

Self explanatory

I am made of things.

Some are made of 3d printed components, creating a never ending line of self-replicating robots!

You may have seen me in my life, but I am quite rare.

Whilst growing in popularity, they're still not widespread consumer items

You give me your idea, I give you your product.

You feed it a design file, it spits out a physical object

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  • $\begingroup$ You did it, well done. As you can see, I have absolutely no ideas or any sort of imagination when coming up with these things. But well done, none the less. $\endgroup$ – JohnyNich Oct 5 '16 at 13:18
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    $\begingroup$ I actually guessed this puzzle correctly before looking at the spoiler text! (that rarely happens) - Happy! Happy! $\endgroup$ – X-27 Oct 5 '16 at 15:50
  • $\begingroup$ @JohnyNich You posted a riddle which got lots of answers, some of which were wrong - that's definitely not the same thing as having absolutely no ideas! $\endgroup$ – LogicianWithAHat Oct 5 '16 at 16:04
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My guess:

A 3D printer

I am a thing, which is used to make things.

A 3D printer create things

I am made of things.

A 3D printer is made of other pieces

You may have seen me in my life, but I am quite rare.

It's a recent technology so not everybody has seen one.

You give me your idea, I give you your product.

You introduce a file with your idea (design) and it prints a 3D replica of it!

I make things hot to make your idea

It melts the plastic (usually a polimer) and after heating it to make it more liquid it cools down the plastic to give it form!

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Are you a

Laser Sintering 3d Printer?

I am a thing, which is used to make things.

Exists to make other things

I am made of things.

It's a machine, made of various components.

You may have seen me in my life, but I am quite rare.

This type of 3d printer is very expensive, and rather dangerous, most people would only have experience with other varieties; and 3d printers in general are still somewhat rare.

You give me your idea, I give you your product.

You put in blueprints, out comes an object.

I make things hot to make your idea,

Works by heating things with Lasers until they fuse

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    $\begingroup$ Damn, my father took the computer and u solved it before I can post my answer :( $\endgroup$ – Yandrakus Oct 5 '16 at 12:58
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My guess

An industrial machine.

I am a thing, which is used to make things.

Explanatory

I am made of things.

Explanatory

You may have seen me in my life, but I am quite rare.

They're quite rare (unless you visit certain places).

You give me your idea, I give you your product.

There are machines which you just have to feed in the specs and they make the product

I make things hot to make your idea

Machines heat stuff while melting something or to weld something.

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Is it

An anvil? Or a forge?

I am a thing, which is used to make things.

Ill stick with the anvil idea for explanations - An anvil is used to make metal things

I am made of things.

Atoms

You may have seen me in my life, but I am quite rare.

Doubt many but forge workers have seen anvils

You give me your idea, I give you your product.

Thats it's job

Also fits the hint

It heats metal to form them into things

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  • $\begingroup$ Looks like we've missed the answer. $\endgroup$ – Abhirath Mahipal Oct 5 '16 at 13:02
  • $\begingroup$ The second guess fits the hint better than the first. The first is just for hammering, the second is where the heating is done. $\endgroup$ – dcfyj Oct 5 '16 at 13:39
  • $\begingroup$ I had different reasoning, but your second is what I would answer and argue with as well. $\endgroup$ – CubeJockey Oct 5 '16 at 17:55
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The answer is:

A Welding Machine

I am a thing, which is used to make things.

Self Explanatory

I am made of things.

Made of electric arc and metal

You may have seen me in my life, but I am quite rare.

Not found everywhere

You give me your idea, I give you your product:

Idea here is AC/DC settings

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    $\begingroup$ Please edit your answer to add explanation of why you think it's correct, otherwise it may be removed. $\endgroup$ – Rand al'Thor Oct 5 '16 at 12:52

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