3D printing

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    How fucking COOL is that!

    thanks for posting it OR!
     
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    Cuz its COOL!
     
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    Very cool.. I actually referenced this technology in a thread about creating jobs.

    It's stuff like this that will make "cheap labor" overseas irrelevent. This and AI developments like IBMs "Watson", and nanotech, and bio-tech, ect will lead the US back out in front of a new type of manufacturing that doesn't need to be overseas..

    HOWEVER -- the little video glossed over some details of the design process. It's NOT as easy as scanning a wrench and duplicating it.. There was at least an hour of frantic editing, dimensioning and design annotations before the machine started printing..
     
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    An old pal (so old he went into retirement) sent me that via e-mail last week.

    It is VERY cool.

    I should'a shared it here my own self. Glad O.R. did it.
     
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    I can easily believe that. Still, it is an amazing process, with huge potential.

    Here is a site that you might be interested in;

    Anders Transhuman Page
     
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    Damn, born 50 years too soon. That could be the key to an indeterminate life span.
     
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    Uncle Ferd wantin' a 3-D hammock to take naps in...
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    Rethinking Objects, Form Key to 3D Printing Revolution
    March 11, 2013 — 3D printing has already changed the game for manufacturing specialized products such as medical devices but the real revolution will come when designers start to rethink the shapes of objects.
     

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