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Old 06-13-2012, 09:43 AM   #1
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I was watching this old house and saw a 3d printer in action. Have any of you seen this printer? It's an amazing device! It prints out a 3d model of your project, in color, to scale and with all the detail.
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Old 06-13-2012, 10:05 AM   #2
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Sorry I.m not good at the links, but if you google 3d model printer TOH, you can watch it on you tube, I was blown away by the tech

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I think there is one floating around with Jay Leno too. Out came a fully working adjustable wrench. Interesting technology
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Price is starting to drop on them too.

Sad part is they will replace what pattern makers are still left out there.
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Yeah, that is the down side- loss of a job. What I think the cool part is, is an inventer can make a proto-type at a fraction of the cost that is does now. An actual working one!
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Technology has always created more jobs than it destroyed.
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Technology has always created more jobs than it destroyed.
Yes, but I think it will almost end being a pattern maker all together.
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The printing technology is a long way from being able to handle anything more than light plastic materials. I seriously doubt we'll see it being the go-to tool in our lifetimes.

Having said that, when's the last time you practiced up on the art of making flint arrowheads?
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I got to see one at the local art college. Very cool.
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HERE is the Leno link.

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3D printer is very cool.....



Oh and it does more tham plastic


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Okay, you got me on that one. Let me know when Ford starts using them to produce engine blocks.
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Okay, you got me on that one. Let me know when Ford starts using them to produce engine blocks.
They are getting there.

I know several people who have used them to make patterns to cast new parts for machines that you can no longer get.
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I know several people who have used them to make patterns to cast new parts for machines that you can no longer get.
Then pattern-making is still very much alive, no?

Don't get me wrong; I slobber all over every new tidbit of technology that comes along. But I also recognize that it's a very long way from prototype to practical everyday mass production.
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Then pattern-making is still very much alive, no?

Don't get me wrong; I slobber all over every new tidbit of technology that comes along. But I also recognize that it's a very long way from prototype to practical everyday mass production.
Not in the traditional sense.

These have been around for a while, like 7+ years.

They are now just getting to the point that more people can afford to own one.
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Not in the traditional sense.
Which just comes back around to what I said; it's not destroying jobs. If the details of the job description change, it behooves the geezers to keep up or get left in the dust. That may sound cruel, but it's a fact of life and always has been.
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Wow. First time I have seen something like that. I can see that technology becoming useful for many things.
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I can't see 3d printers being a threat to the employment of patern makers. The reality is the pattern makers can produce patterns within a foundry at an incredible rate, it's just a form that will have to be milled irrigaurdless of what the pattern is. Those printers have thier purpose....but don't see them replacing pattern makers.


Human craftsmanship can still can kick their ass in, and then some.........


Cool invention , but IMO... as far as the foundry.....humans will reign...as of today's technology.......


I saw your selling Herbert....what's going on?



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