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    Airbus Explores Building Planes With Giant 3D Printers

    Airbus Explores Building Planes*With Giant 3D Printers*- Updated With Video - Forbes

    It wouldn't fucking surprise me by 2050 we're building our homes and cities this way. :eusa_shifty:
     
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    An 80mX80m printer implies that they will be making giant, one piece structures.

    An aircraft takes off, gets pressurized then de-pressurized and lands. It does that for many thousands of "cycles" over the years and develops cracks everywhere.

    How can a giant, one piece structure like that get repaired? If at all?
     
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    Actually not.. It's amazing stuff. I've seen handtools roll out of a 3D printer with rotating bearings, swivels and all kinds of movable parts!!! ALMOST like an assembly of many pieces in one pass.

    We can bitch about cheap labor and losing our manufacturing base. But we've got one more opportunity to take the lead in what manufacturing NEEDS to look like in the 21st Century.. This Boeing research is REAL CLOSE to making cheap labor irrelevent.
     
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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qwSxUzrOzSE]3D Printing / 3D Printer Demo - YouTube[/ame]






    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQHnMj6dxj4"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQHnMj6dxj4[/ame]
     
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    3-D printing could remake U.S. manufacturing

    Amazing. This tech one day could be nearly completely done by computers for nearly anything besides food(drink). This could even shake up economic theory in ways that one could only imagine.

    With this you can make what you want, be it
    guns
    tools
    doors
    nobs
    nails
    screws
    iphones-one day
    computers
    cars-one day
    airplanes-one day
    braces
    engines


    Nothing will be centralized with this.
     
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    You got it.. That's the message we SHOULD BE HEARING.. This is but ONE of MANY areas that we should be targeting.. Some of the others are artificial intelligience, robotics, nanotech, biotech, materials, etc,,etc, etc....

    I get really really mad every time I hear about "green jobs" or "shovel ready jobs".. We need STARTUPs in ALL these areas, and the American kids to fill the slots...

    Everyone is focused on cheap labor and how we can Punish China.. Shit -- even CHINA knows they better get on the train...
     
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    But can they print a printer with a 3D printer?
     
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    Probably not Mr. H. That's why we need robots and AI as well !! As well as a workforce prepared to handle all this automation..

    One thing this does is to allow niche companies to run CUSTOM products. Imagine taking delivery of your car with PERSONALLY CONTOURED bucket seats. (be a great incentive not to gain weight)..

    Slight tweaks on toys, tools and orthotic and prosthetic items. Even chairs that fit the tall and the short.
    It won't kill jobs -- it can INCREASE opportunity for creative goods and services..
     
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    Does a bear shit the woods?:eusa_boohoo:


    Build Your Own 3D Printer With A 3D Printer


    http://www.webpronews.com/build-your-own-3d-printer-with-a-3d-printer-2012-07
     
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    No they make complex stuff with the replicator.
     

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