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Ann R. Thryft
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Re: Re; 3D mini me
Ann R. Thryft   9/6/2013 1:16:18 PM
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AnandY, glad you liked my post on 3D printed eyeglasses and lenses. Other readers can find it here:
http://www.designnews.com/author.asp?section_id=1392&doc_id=267310

AnandY
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Re; 3D mini me
AnandY   9/4/2013 2:36:05 AM
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I don't love pictures much but this is something I would definitely want to try. Ann I read your post today on 3D priniting for lenses. I use glasses and with the new technology I would definitely want my 'mini-me' to at least have real glasses. Once they can make bigger reproductions maybe I can borrow the glasses once in a while.

Rob Spiegel
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Re: High price, small customer base
Rob Spiegel   9/3/2013 11:35:24 AM
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You may be right, Ann. In the era of Facebook, drawing attention to yourself my not have any negative connotations. 

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Re: High price, small customer base
mrdon   9/1/2013 6:22:36 PM
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Rob,

Thanks for the comment. At some point there must be justification in cost for material durability which is not clearly visible or explained with this 3D application/ service.

Ann R. Thryft
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Re: High price, small customer base
Ann R. Thryft   8/29/2013 2:18:52 PM
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Rob, it would be embarrassing to you or I, but it seems that many younger people weren't trained to have the same sense of modesty.

Ann R. Thryft
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Re: 4D printing
Ann R. Thryft   8/29/2013 2:16:51 PM
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Mydesign, we wrote about it but didn't call it 4D printing, because the name is silly. The 4th dimension is, of course, time: 3D printing is occurring over time during a self-assembly process:

http://www.designnews.com/author.asp?section_id=1392&doc_id=260118

Rob Spiegel
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Re: High price, small customer base
Rob Spiegel   8/29/2013 1:24:30 PM
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Interesting comment, Ann. I could see it as a model for people to try on new looks. Otherwise, wouldn't be a tad embarrassing to have around?

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Re: 4D printing
Mydesign   8/29/2013 2:53:09 AM
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"4D printing? It's very interesting , What is the other dimension that they are going to use?"

Pubudu, I don't have much idea about 4D printing, I had just read one article about it, that's all.



Ann R. Thryft
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Re: High price, small customer base
Ann R. Thryft   8/28/2013 4:18:42 PM
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I can't imagine wanting one of me either, Chuck, but I know some people who would really go for this.

Charles Murray
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Re: High price, small customer base
Charles Murray   8/28/2013 4:09:32 PM
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Good point, Ann. There must be a market here that I'm not seeing. I just can't imagine wanting a statue of myself on my desk.

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