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Zippy   7/25/2012 9:42:00 AM
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I would't be too concerned at this point about the possibility of home drug synthesis. The current cool uses of 3D create new forms, but don't generate chemically different entities from the starting material. Even Dr. Cronin describes this concept as in the "science fiction stage."  This is like worrying about what kind of seat belts to use in a faster-than-light spaceship!   :)

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Charles Murray   7/24/2012 5:11:56 PM
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Although we often accuse automation of stifling creativity, this story and video seem to suggest that the smart use of automation promotes creativity. Truly a great story.

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Rob Spiegel   7/24/2012 2:25:15 PM
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Now that's an awesome video, Beth. Amazing how the combination between 3D printing and robotics can produce custom consumer products.

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Beth Stackpole   7/24/2012 1:37:11 PM
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@gsmith120: My sentiments exactly when it comes to the 3D printed perscriptions. Not that it can't be done safely, but there is far more to the practice than cool engineering to ensure safety and that someone doesn't take advantage of the technology for malevolent purposes.  This past weekend is a harsh reminder of what can happen.


The furniture design is way cool. Not only does it illustrate what can be done with the 3D printing technology, but it also shows ingenuity in how this artist/engineer retrofit old equipment to meet his 3D printing needs.

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gsmith120   7/24/2012 1:30:41 PM
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Beth, great article and video. It is amazing to see the printer in action and a great use of recycling material.

I like the idea of creating medicine at home but I'm concerned that someone some place will use this technology in an illegal and/or dangerous way.

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