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AREV
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AREV   8/27/2014 9:42:54 AM
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What a time to be alive! Imagine going to a clothing store with no inventory other than thread, giving them your program for the perfect jeans, shirt, shoes, under wear(really) and having them made for you on the spot. Or if you could afford it you'd have one at home and pitch the clothes at bed time, make some pjs and start over in the morning. It would still be more efficiant than shipping mega tons of ill fitting clothes from Malaysia, hong Kong, etc. to sit on the shelf in a store until discounted or pitched. While making you're clothes for the day a self driving vehicle comes to your garage with today's food, etc. Just like the Jetsons. It's all coming.

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Cabe Atwell   5/16/2014 5:01:44 PM
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I agree with you Debera, I just hope the pizza-making 3D printer from the Systems and Materials Research Corporation can mature enough to 'build' a tasty product.

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Debera Harward   5/5/2014 12:40:06 AM
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I have read somewhere that this device requires .STL file it inputs this file and gets the product as the outpit however it is in the initial stage and there is human intervention as well but as we know all technologies become mature with age and time the issues of not being completely automated and using only few colours will be resolved as well .

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Debera Harward   5/5/2014 12:37:46 AM
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Thanks cabe for sharing this pice of information It is really exciting and interesting to watch such machines comming into existance . Every one can buy a sweater but every ine cant knit it by her/him self this is the absolute solution for customize swaeters af all sizes and designs .

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Cabe Atwell   5/4/2014 12:33:02 AM
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Knit clothing isn't the most durable. I wonder how long it would take to make a fine fabric with the same concept. IE: "knit" jean material - make pants.

If someone isn't working on that concept, I would be shocked.

C

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William K.   4/14/2014 1:27:59 PM
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This certainly is an interesting post, since knitting is a lot more complex than just adding a small bit of material. I am aware that computerized embroideryt machines have been around for quite a while, but the knitting machine is something new. It should be very interesting to see how this concept develops.

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Industrial revolution Part 2?
Ann R. Thryft   4/14/2014 12:50:01 PM
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Wow, what a neat application and machine for a form of "additive" manufacturing. Thanks for reporting this, Cabe. Automated textile-making machines are as old as the industrial revolution, and continue to be used by hobbyists and industrial textile mills. But I don't know if any of them accept digital input or print in layers. Anyone?

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Daniyal_Ali   4/14/2014 1:44:11 AM
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Wow. These devices just keep on coming. As predicted the 3D printer has opened a lot of doors for us. The hackers are doing a marvelous job to mold the 3D technology according to their own specific usage and making something remarkable in the process. From 3D Tattoos and Metal Structures to knitting your own clothes, one can only imagine what the future will bring.



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