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Update: The Best Things to Come Out of a 3D Printer

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William K.
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Printing by robot
William K.   8/1/2014 9:26:29 AM
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The posting of the furniture-producing robotic printing system shows an interesting departure from the way things are usually done. Given the present capabilities of robots it seems reasonable that they could also dispense all kinds of building materials, including cements and extrudable plastics, and posibly even melted glass. So I expect to see robots producing a huge variety of things in the near future.

Also, how about a "Lego" dispensing/assembling robot? We have already seen all knds of fantastic structures built with these toys, now just consider what a robot with an automatic feeder attachement could produce. The action video would be quite something to see.

William K.
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Re: The Best? But are they comfortable?
William K.   8/1/2014 9:18:28 AM
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I am impressed by the various fashion things produced by the process, but I don't imagine that the clothes are very comfortable. Producing fabric is still beyond the realm of the 3D printing systems, it seems. BUt it is probably only a matter of time until we see a "replicator" like the ones on Star Trek. That will be a real game changer again, no doubt.

William K.
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Re: Lies about 3D printing guns
William K.   8/1/2014 9:14:15 AM
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@Daveca, aside from your assertions, which I believe are all correct, there exists the very real fact that printing a firearm is not economical. IN this area one can purchase on the street far better firepower for less than the cost of almost any 3D printer. So while it is probably possible to produce some of the gun parts on one, it is far cheaper to buy the real thing and not have to do any assembly or engineering.

On the other hand it would be quite interesting to see if somebody could design and print a "mini-cannon" version of a paintball gun. That should be quite do-able, although making barrels even smooth enough for paintballs would not be economical.

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Re: The Best?
newtechengineering   2/17/2014 12:08:12 PM
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I would have to disagree as there are many items being produced on 3D printers for the fashion industry. Just this past week there was a big fashion show in NY that was based on 3D printed items. There is also a huge interest in the Arts sector. 3D printing is still in the early stages and has many posibilitise all we need is to keep an open mind and keep advancing new materials and higher resilution printers..

Battar
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Art(ificial)
Battar   10/21/2013 8:58:30 AM
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Many decades ago someone wrote a computer program that generated poetry by stringing together words from a dictionary according to a number of syntax rules.

I'd like to see someone write a program for computer generated abstract sculpture and pass it off to a couple of modern art museums (NY_MOMA?) just to see how many self-inflated art critics get it wrong.

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Re: The Best?
Cadman-LT   10/9/2013 2:52:21 PM
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Then come with the most amazing life changing things they have done. Not clothing, but medical. They have done amazing things. Clothing is not one of them.

Cadman-LT
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The Best?
Cadman-LT   10/9/2013 2:50:34 PM
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I think you should have split your article into two parts. Fashion and shoes and stuff is amazing that they can do that, but is it the best use of it!?

taimoortariq
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Marvelous designs
taimoortariq   9/21/2013 12:28:47 AM
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This field of abstract patterns is really amazing field to work in. With different patterns and different mathematic techniques one can certainly form different artistic 3d designs. This might give artists a whole new field to work on.

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3D printed dress
Charles Murray   9/20/2013 6:27:03 PM
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It still looks to me like the 3D dress could stand up by itself.

Lauren Muskett
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Re: Lies about 3D printing guns
Lauren Muskett   9/20/2013 10:18:12 AM
@daveca Parts have been printed for a 3D gun and it was successfully fired. We have previously reported on it, and you can read about one engineer's experiment here. (http://www.designnews.com/author.asp?section_id=1394&doc_id=249037)

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