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Kontrols
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Bones vs Steel
Kontrols   3/15/2013 1:41:14 PM
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The boney material may be strong for an animal, but I can only imagine what a bone looks like after being struck by steel (i.e. - another automobile).

Charles Murray
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Production volume
Charles Murray   3/15/2013 5:44:56 PM
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Big news, Liz. Any idea what the production volume might be?

Pubudu
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Re: Production volume
Pubudu   3/16/2013 2:53:56 AM
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Elizabath revolutionary news , I also would like to know the production volumes and the production cost of these 3D prints, is it competitive with the existing system.?

If it is cost effective this will be the best subsidiary for the light weight aluminum not only for the automobile but for the other general purposes. 

tekochip
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Re: Bones vs Steel
tekochip   3/16/2013 9:13:54 AM
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Ouch

Gorski
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3-D Printed car
Gorski   3/16/2013 11:30:42 AM
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The concept of 3-D printing for prototypes is very promising. However, if I were going to drive a car at 70 mph, I don't want it to be made of plastic.

GORSKI PE

Gorski
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3-D Printed car
Gorski   3/16/2013 11:30:43 AM
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The concept of 3-D printing for prototypes is very promising. However, if I were going to drive a car at 70 mph, I don't want it to be made of plastic.

GORSKI PE

TJ McDermott
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Will we hear from the unions?
TJ McDermott   3/17/2013 1:52:19 PM
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Elizabeth, this was a very interesting article.  You noted Redeye would be building a factory for their mass production.

I would hazard to guess most readers realize 3D printing is a relatively slow process (vector pen-plotters come to mind).  Is it Redeye's contention that, while the 3D printing process is slow by itself, when making a complete car body 3D printing it is as fast  or faster than traditional discrete component + fasteners assembly?

To put it better, is the time and labor it takes to 3D-print a complete car body in one go the same or less than machining all the individual parts and then assembling them with fasteners and adhesives?

If that is the case, then Redeye's eliminating a substantial portion of the assembly line at Ford, GM, and Chrysler.  One wonders how the labor unions will react to this use of 3D printing?

Elizabeth M
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Re: Production volume
Elizabeth M   3/18/2013 5:46:59 AM
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Thanks, Pubudu. Since the cars haven't been mass produced yet and they're still working on a viable prototype for that, I don't think these costs or volumes have been determined yet (or at least they have not been revealed). But stay tuned for more news on this as the project carries on.

Elizabeth M
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Re: Will we hear from the unions?
Elizabeth M   3/18/2013 5:49:46 AM
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Well to my understanding, TJ, Red Eye already has these digital production facilities in several countries. I didn't go into detail with them, but I suppose one could do that for a whole other story about how this will work once an Urbee is ready for that process. I do think you're right, this will completely change the game for mass production, but I guess it remains to be seen exactly how and how much it will change. But you raise some really good and important questions.

Elizabeth M
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Re: Production volume
Elizabeth M   3/18/2013 6:21:38 AM
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Hi, Chuck, I don't know at this time, but that's a good question. I'll have to get back to the company on that.

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