Discussion in 'Science and Technology' started by Old Rocks, Jul 19, 2011.
3D printer can print functional tools.
How fucking COOL is that!
thanks for posting it OR!
Cuz its COOL!
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..
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.
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
Damn, born 50 years too soon. That could be the key to an indeterminate life span.
Uncle Ferd wantin' a 3-D hammock to take naps in...
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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