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2012-09-26 12:05:37 PM
talk to me when we get to the point where I can download a car and print one off.
 
2012-09-26 12:31:41 PM
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2012-09-26 01:25:28 PM

Weaver95: talk to me when we get to the point where I can download a car and print one off.


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2012-09-26 01:28:25 PM
That was fascinating. 
 
2012-09-26 03:01:30 PM

Weaver95: talk to me when we get to the point where I can download a car and print one off.


You won't be able to. Once people start 3d printing guns the government will outlaw 3d printing.
 
2012-09-26 03:08:46 PM

brap: That was fascinating.


Yeah, neat idea. Needs a bit more automation. The guy had to manually pour sand for each new layer. But its still pretty cool idea. Way cheaper than current 3D printing inks.
 
2012-09-26 03:09:31 PM

Weaver95: talk to me when we get to the point where I can download a car and print one off.


Well now you can download a bong to the chill out and wait with until the time comes when you can download a car.
 
2012-09-26 03:12:31 PM

Karne: Weaver95: talk to me when we get to the point where I can download a car and print one off.

You won't be able to. Once people start 3d printing guns the government will outlaw 3d printing.


Oh? Link
 
2012-09-26 03:15:21 PM
Sounds like the sort of thing NASA would be interested in.
Land on some desolate rock, scoop up the dirt, and melt it into structural components.
The Astronauts would just need a few fixtures to move in.

Karne: Weaver95: talk to me when we get to the point where I can download a car and print one off.

You won't be able to. Once people start 3d printing guns the government will outlaw 3d printing.


They already are 3d printing gun components. Also CNC milling parts for them.
Assorted gun building kits have been around for a long time now, assuming you have a press and some welding equipment.

/All perfectly legal to sell if you register the receiver.
/Government is looking the other way and hoping no one notices gun control was a failure.
 
2012-09-26 03:15:57 PM

Karne: Weaver95: talk to me when we get to the point where I can download a car and print one off.

You won't be able to. Once people start 3d printing guns the government will outlaw 3d printing.


Why? You can build a gun from the stuff you can buy at Lowes or Home Depot.
 
2012-09-26 03:23:38 PM
I remember seeing that contraption on fark a while back...

are they doing anything new with it?
 
2012-09-26 03:50:17 PM
This is cute and everything but the resolution is awful.

There is a company just down the street from where I work that does laser deposition modeling and they make metal parts all the way down to .0005" tolerance out of everything from aluminum to tungsten. The finished product has 98% of the strength a cast part would have (if you could make a cast part with curved interior channels that is).

But yeah, this is a cute art project I guess.
 
2012-09-26 05:21:27 PM
neat, though he should automate it more, maybe make it self loading
 
2012-09-26 05:21:28 PM
"Hey look! We made some glass from sand!"

www.gutenberg.org
 
2012-09-26 05:52:08 PM
2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-09-26 06:11:00 PM

Arkanaut: Karne: Weaver95: talk to me when we get to the point where I can download a car and print one off.

You won't be able to. Once people start 3d printing guns the government will outlaw 3d printing.

Oh? Link


Yes, but the 'low income/47 percenters' have not begun to mass produce and kill people with them yet. Just give it some time.
 
2012-09-26 06:13:20 PM

Karne: Arkanaut: Karne: Weaver95: talk to me when we get to the point where I can download a car and print one off.

You won't be able to. Once people start 3d printing guns the government will outlaw 3d printing.

Oh? Link

Yes, but the 'low income/47 percenters' have not begun to mass produce and kill people with them yet. Just give it some time.


Mainly cause its cheaper to just buy a gun.
 
2012-09-26 06:26:55 PM

dittybopper: Karne: Weaver95: talk to me when we get to the point where I can download a car and print one off.

You won't be able to. Once people start 3d printing guns the government will outlaw 3d printing.

Why? You can build a gun from the stuff you can buy at Lowes or Home Depot.


Yep. A ready-made bolt action .22 you can make from a cement nail gun. Any size shotgun from a couple pipes, a welder, and a nail. Etc.

Years ago I made a modified potato cannon that could fire a paintball grenade a bit over 100m. it could also fire "shotgun" loads where the casing was shot out, but butterflied open after leaving the barrel.
 
2012-09-26 06:54:09 PM

way south: Karne: Arkanaut: Karne: Weaver95: talk to me when we get to the point where I can download a car and print one off.

You won't be able to. Once people start 3d printing guns the government will outlaw 3d printing.

Oh? Link

Yes, but the 'low income/47 percenters' have not begun to mass produce and kill people with them yet. Just give it some time.

Mainly cause its cheaper to just buy a gun.


Don't you mean steal a gun?
 
2012-09-26 06:59:54 PM

Weaver95: talk to me when we get to the point where I can download a car and print one off.


Except the technology that helps your homefab print a car would also be applicable to mass production in factories. Which means a factory made item would still be better, cheaper and more efficiently made.

/By the time you can print off an iPhone 5 at home, everyone will have factory-made iPhone XXXvII's
 
2012-09-26 07:35:22 PM
Read that as dessert... was ready for fingerprints on a cupcake.
 
2012-09-26 07:41:11 PM

albuquerquehalsey: Weaver95: talk to me when we get to the point where I can download a car and print one off.

Except the technology that helps your homefab print a car would also be applicable to mass production in factories. Which means a factory made item would still be better, cheaper and more efficiently made.

/By the time you can print off an iPhone 5 at home, everyone will have factory-made iPhone XXXvII's


That's why computer printers never took off.
 
2012-09-26 07:57:34 PM

jaybeezey: way south: Karne: Arkanaut: Karne: Weaver95: talk to me when we get to the point where I can download a car and print one off.

You won't be able to. Once people start 3d printing guns the government will outlaw 3d printing.

Oh? Link

Yes, but the 'low income/47 percenters' have not begun to mass produce and kill people with them yet. Just give it some time.

Mainly cause its cheaper to just buy a gun.

Don't you mean steal a gun?


That's only for crooks who don't have friends in the BATF.
 
2012-09-26 08:46:58 PM

albuquerquehalsey: Except the technology that helps your homefab print a car would also be applicable to mass production in factories. Which means a factory made item would still be better, cheaper and more efficiently made.


But but but the future and stuff?
 
2012-09-26 08:49:58 PM

dryknife: "Hey look! We made some glass from sand!"

[www.gutenberg.org image 596x480]


Perhaps we need to try that trick in the Middle East... Perhaps Iran? Afghanistan? Amirite?

/what?
 
2012-09-26 10:40:59 PM

albuquerquehalsey: Except the technology that helps your homefab print a car would also be applicable to mass production in factories. Which means a factory made item would still be better, cheaper and more efficiently made.


A factory must produce a thing in mass to be profitable.
3d Printers give you the option of churning out what are basically market ready prototype parts.
If you have this done in a small shop rather than your own home, the quality could be fairly high.

/I'll predict it wont be unlike what we see in the world of 2d printing.
/If you want thousands of books, you need a factory. If you want dozens, go to a print shop. If you only want one or two, a desktop printer can do the job.
 
2012-09-27 12:34:33 AM

way south: albuquerquehalsey: Except the technology that helps your homefab print a car would also be applicable to mass production in factories. Which means a factory made item would still be better, cheaper and more efficiently made.

A factory must produce a thing in mass to be profitable.
3d Printers give you the option of churning out what are basically market ready prototype parts.
If you have this done in a small shop rather than your own home, the quality could be fairly high.

/I'll predict it wont be unlike what we see in the world of 2d printing.
/If you want thousands of books, you need a factory. If you want dozens, go to a print shop. If you only want one or two, a desktop printer can do the job.


Right, 3d printing is about prototyping and customization.
 
2012-09-27 12:38:56 AM

Karne: Weaver95: talk to me when we get to the point where I can download a car and print one off.

You won't be able to. Once people start 3d printing guns the government will outlaw 3d printing.




There's already been someone who's printed out an AR lower...
 
2012-09-27 02:53:06 AM

Quantum Apostrophe: albuquerquehalsey: Except the technology that helps your homefab print a car would also be applicable to mass production in factories. Which means a factory made item would still be better, cheaper and more efficiently made.

But but but the future and stuff?


Yes, yes, it's all a scam. We should be working on something with real potential, like the Elixir of Life. Go ask the Japanese scientists three threads up to start working on synthesizing the Philosopher's Stone.
 
2012-09-27 03:34:27 AM

Olympic Trolling Judge: Quantum Apostrophe: albuquerquehalsey: Except the technology that helps your homefab print a car would also be applicable to mass production in factories. Which means a factory made item would still be better, cheaper and more efficiently made.

But but but the future and stuff?

Yes, yes, it's all a scam. We should be working on something with real potential, like the Elixir of Life. Go ask the Japanese scientists three threads up to start working on synthesizing the Philosopher's Stone.


No need. You can buy them on the Internet: Link
 
2012-09-27 05:34:44 AM

StoPPeRmobile: albuquerquehalsey: Weaver95: talk to me when we get to the point where I can download a car and print one off.

Except the technology that helps your homefab print a car would also be applicable to mass production in factories. Which means a factory made item would still be better, cheaper and more efficiently made.

/By the time you can print off an iPhone 5 at home, everyone will have factory-made iPhone XXXvII's

That's why computer printers never took off.


Exactly. The idea isn't to match what can be produced via normal methods, it's to allow for a greater degree of customization. That said, it will also probably be cheaper, anyway; right now when you buy something, you're not just paying for the raw material that went into the item and the manufacturing costs, you're also paying for shipping, packaging, stocking, etc.

Quantum Apostrophe: But but but the future and stuff?/i>

Goddamn, how do you manage to be simultaneously intolerably smug and a miserable bastard in every thread I see you in?

 
2012-09-27 05:56:57 AM

Olympic Trolling Judge: Quantum Apostrophe: albuquerquehalsey: Except the technology that helps your homefab print a car would also be applicable to mass production in factories. Which means a factory made item would still be better, cheaper and more efficiently made.

But but but the future and stuff?

Yes, yes, it's all a scam. We should be working on something with real potential, like the Elixir of Life. Go ask the Japanese scientists three threads up to start working on synthesizing the Philosopher's Stone.


But but but like printing cars at home is so realistic and stuff and like the future and sci-fi and stuff? We'll also 3D print the fuel to go with it, like for sure.
 
2012-09-27 06:38:16 AM

Quantum Apostrophe: Olympic Trolling Judge: Quantum Apostrophe: albuquerquehalsey: Except the technology that helps your homefab print a car would also be applicable to mass production in factories. Which means a factory made item would still be better, cheaper and more efficiently made.

But but but the future and stuff?

Yes, yes, it's all a scam. We should be working on something with real potential, like the Elixir of Life. Go ask the Japanese scientists three threads up to start working on synthesizing the Philosopher's Stone.

But but but like printing cars at home is so realistic and stuff and like the future and sci-fi and stuff? We'll also 3D print the fuel to go with it, like for sure.


If you're going to troll a thread with idiocy, at least put some effort into it.

/Rapid prototyping is a ship that sailed about ten years ago.
/Small companies already use CNC mills and 3d printing to make one off cars, among other things.
/The technology is expensive, but that's changing.
/You can make your own fuel at home just like you can make your own beer.
/Hobbyists do it all the time. Most folks just can't be bothered.
 
2012-09-27 09:49:13 AM

way south: /You can make your own fuel at home just like you can make your own beer.


Yeah, before QA gets all worked up, let's turn this into a beer thread! Mmmmm beer.
 
2012-09-27 02:10:10 PM

Chief_ Danz153A: it could also fire "shotgun" loads where the casing was shot out, but butterflied open after leaving the barrel.


I'm thinking about trying that with my 3" bore mortar, and some .45 caliber round balls in a tin can with the sides slit all the way down with tin snips.
 
2012-09-27 06:45:59 PM

Grither: way south: /You can make your own fuel at home just like you can make your own beer.

Yeah, before QA gets all worked up, let's turn this into a beer thread! Mmmmm beer.


he doesn't need much to get worked up. You just have to mention something moderately sci-fi-ish, even if obtainable next year and he'll pooh pooh it. On further-out predictions, he has the advantage of never having to be alive to face being wrong since the most optimistic predictions of longevity tech put us at 170 years. Five centuries from now.
 
2012-09-27 08:32:56 PM

Snark Shark II: ou just have to mention something moderately sci-fi-ish, even if obtainable next year and he'll pooh pooh it.


Name one. I focus mostly on the delusional overly optimistic interpretations... Look, 20 years ago we were all gonna live with VR helmets 24/7 and simulate our lives. Where is that now? No one will print a car at home. Ever. Give it up.
 
2012-09-27 09:28:42 PM

Quantum Apostrophe: Look, 20 years ago we were all gonna live with VR helmets 24/7 and simulate our lives. Where is that now?


Nothing ever came of it, it was entirely unrealistic.

dl.dropbox.com
 
2012-09-28 03:42:14 AM

Quantum Apostrophe: Snark Shark II: ou just have to mention something moderately sci-fi-ish, even if obtainable next year and he'll pooh pooh it.

Name one. I focus mostly on the delusional overly optimistic interpretations... Look, 20 years ago we were all gonna live with VR helmets 24/7 and simulate our lives. Where is that now? No one will print a car at home. Ever. Give it up.


Lots of people will print a car at home, but it will be a hobby not a way to save money.
 
2012-09-29 09:51:39 AM

lewismarktwo: Lots of people will print a car at home, but it will be a hobby not a way to save money.


No, they won't. They'll buy all the important parts from old-fashioned technophobic luddite factories, 3D print a cup holder and then everyone will loudly claim that here is the 3D printed car.
The amount of ignorance and sheer delusion required to think you'll be able to completely 3D print a full-size functional car suggests that some people already live in a VR world.
 
2012-09-29 11:21:51 AM

Quantum Apostrophe: The amount of ignorance and sheer delusion required to think you'll be able to completely 3D print a full-size functional car suggests that some people already live in a VR world.


Jesus dude, were you raped by Ray Kurzweil or something? The only times I ever see you post are when you're spitting really hate-filled vitrol at futurists.
 
2012-09-29 11:49:30 AM

Gunther: Quantum Apostrophe: The amount of ignorance and sheer delusion required to think you'll be able to completely 3D print a full-size functional car suggests that some people already live in a VR world.

Jesus dude, were you raped by Ray Kurzweil or something? The only times I ever see you post are when you're spitting really hate-filled vitrol at futurists.


But there will NEVER be any tech developed that QA has not already thought of, don`t you understand?
 
2012-09-29 02:26:20 PM

dready zim: Gunther: Quantum Apostrophe: The amount of ignorance and sheer delusion required to think you'll be able to completely 3D print a full-size functional car suggests that some people already live in a VR world.

Jesus dude, were you raped by Ray Kurzweil or something? The only times I ever see you post are when you're spitting really hate-filled vitrol at futurists.

But there will NEVER be any tech developed that QA has not already thought of, don`t you understand?


That's right! If you wish hard enough, it *will* come true! Because, movies!
 
2012-09-29 04:30:15 PM

Quantum Apostrophe: That's right! If you wish hard enough, it *will* come true! Because, movies!

Highlander

was just a movie too. (And no, it was not a documentary, and the events did not happen in real time.)
 
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