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- We have an ever accelerating rate of change in technology. Like all things,it will not happen over night. You will see press releases more and more about 3D printing.
The old school stuff, I like so much
will always be there. Tools are never lost. Name a tool and you can find someone using it online or IRL today.
I will do the national and international economy part in the next comment.Dec 30, 2012
- It may work out that manufacturing is done by fedex. Cad it up at the shop, send the shape by email. Receive the parts by fedex.Dec 30, 2012
- short term maybe but long term it will all go local manufacture, eventually home manufacture.Dec 30, 2012
- I misremembered: the boy got a printed bladder. They are still developing the tech for kidneys. Here's the link http://www.ted.com/talks/anthony_atala_printing_a_human_kidney.html.
One big challenge to DIY 3D printing is patent and copyright law. The current battle between copyright minimalists and the RIAA/MPAA has implications here.Dec 30, 2012
- Thanks for the link! ... Ah yes, copyright law and patent law. Heaven forbid I try to create a rectangular shape with soft curved corners andd 5 rows of 4 across soft-curved squares inside the perimeter. ... But I don't want to derail the thruline of thought here, because in a fairly compact thread, it seems like the core issues have surfaced. And 's comment last night about how this is a disruptive technology more likely to produce benefits for people vs large corporate operations, that still has to be unpacked for me. ... Because it's there that entrepreneurship in creating completely new product designs will blossom, and also there where the patent wars will more readily erupt, I imagine. ??Dec 30, 2012
- I saw this in a video the other day. It seems that one way to strengthen the materials is to put them under extremely high pressure. I am guessing they use oil in a tank under high pressure to compress the object after printing. It wasn't explained.Jan 24, 2013