does this mean I'll soon be able to buy an xx1 cassette for peanuts
This is undoubtedly the future. I imagine in a few years people will have these at home. What stops the depressed school nut job printing an AK47? Soon we’ll be able to make anything we can imagine (or download the CAD files for). It’s mind bogglingly exciting. But also a bit scary!Posted 4 years agocompositeproMember
What stops the depressed school nut job printing an AK47?
not a lot
the guy that sells these actually stood in a room full of folks (well a lot of bigwigs from airbus and boeing and other stuff) and pointed out at the minute ,strength wise its about as good as an investment casting….
remember when your grandad used to go ,computers when i was a lad? its a bit like that ,not ready for the prime time but its coming
ps it will be surpassed by atom rearanging printers where elements are kind of arranged to produce stuff…ill be dead then though so making body parts from a pallette of elements will still be a bit late to print me new body bits
but expect medical folks to take the lead and make metal pretty obsoletePosted 4 years agomatt_outandaboutSubscriber
ps it will be surpassed by atom rearanging printers
Some clever bod was talking about these on Radio 4 – potential to just turn the world economy and systems on their head.Posted 4 years ago
If you want something, simply stick some dirt in and wait until your new meal/t-shirt/car/house/plane is printed is the theory.dan1980Member
I guess the argument goes that printing stuff uses the minimum amount of material, with the least amount of wastage, wereas machining something produces rather a lot of bits that need collecting/processing/recycling to reduce material (and therefore financial) losses?Posted 4 years agonjee20Subscriber
In my other hobby I dabble in a bit of model railways, and it’s huge over there. People can 3D print one off models of all sorts of stuff you can’t buy off the shelf.
Simply upload your design to Shapeways and not only will they print it, but it runs as a webshop so others can print your items too.Posted 4 years ago
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