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(Wired)   You'd download a car if you could. The trouble is printing it out   (wired.com) divider line 41
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2012-10-02 02:29:06 PM
Like all people in an office setting, I would just stay half an hour late and do all my printing with the company's machine.
 
2012-10-02 02:34:27 PM
I'll print it one piece at a time, and it won't cost me a dime!
 
2012-10-02 03:26:49 PM
Don't try it with a HP inkjet

/the ink carts for just the driver's seat would cost more than a Rolls
 
2012-10-02 05:37:22 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Don't try it with a HP inkjet

/the ink carts for just the driver's seat would cost more than a Rolls


Or you could just print it with sand and sunlight.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ptUj8JRAYu8
 
2012-10-02 05:38:25 PM

MindStalker: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Don't try it with a HP inkjet

/the ink carts for just the driver's seat would cost more than a Rolls

Or you could just print it with sand and sunlight.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ptUj8JRAYu8


Note: FF to 2:00, first 2:00 is boring as watching sand.
 
2012-10-02 05:41:11 PM
Nah, the large car companies would buy legislation that would make printing cars illegal way before you would be able to do it.

Everyone was excited about printing guns...until this.

Link
 
2012-10-02 05:42:00 PM

Rev. Skarekroe: I'll print it one piece at a time, and it won't cost me a dime!


I knew it was you when you rolled through my town
 
2012-10-02 05:43:59 PM
That's actually cool all around.
 
2012-10-02 05:48:15 PM
2.bp.blogspot.com

His mother will get that jeep somehow.
 
2012-10-02 05:55:00 PM

Karne: Nah, the large car companies would buy legislation that would make printing cars illegal way before you would be able to do it.

Everyone was excited about printing guns...until this.

Link


Meh, the guy rented a very high end 3D printer, company he rented it from took it back because it got scared. Had they bought it, it wouldn't have been a problem. But buying such a high end printer is out of reach for this group, but not out of reach of all groups.
 
2012-10-02 05:57:53 PM

Karne: Nah, the large car companies would buy legislation that would make printing cars illegal way before you would be able to do it.

Everyone was excited about printing guns...until this.

Link


Umm..

Nothing About laws there. Just a company exercising its right to refuse business.

They are concerned of legalities that may affect them / image. Just like a restaraunt with a dress code.
 
2012-10-02 05:58:11 PM

Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: Like all people in an office setting, I would just stay half an hour late and do all my printing with the company's machine.


I do all my eating with the other employee's lunches in the office fridge.
 
2012-10-02 06:01:26 PM

Quantum Apostrophe: Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: Like all people in an office setting, I would just stay half an hour late and do all my printing with the company's machine.

I do all my eating with the other employee's lunches in the office fridge.


We know
 
2012-10-02 06:09:30 PM

Karne: Nah, the large car companies would buy legislation that would make printing cars illegal way before you would be able to do it.



Well it already is.  It would be infringing on all sorts of patents and copyrights and trademarks.
 
Also, no one is going to give you insurance on a car you built yourself... so you're not going to be legally driving anywhere but private property.
 
2012-10-02 06:15:58 PM

tinyarena: Quantum Apostrophe: Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: Like all people in an office setting, I would just stay half an hour late and do all my printing with the company's machine.

I do all my eating with the other employee's lunches in the office fridge.

We know


Next time don't leave a 3/4 full wine box in there, OK?
 
2012-10-02 06:28:28 PM

Rev. Skarekroe: I'll print it one piece at a time, and it won't cost me a dime!


4.bp.blogspot.com

Approves.
 
2012-10-02 06:43:57 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Don't try it with a HP inkjet

/the ink carts for just the driver's seat would cost more than a Rolls

 

i1171.photobucket.com
 
2012-10-02 06:56:35 PM

downstairs: Also, no one is going to give you insurance on a car you built yourself...


There are lots of insurance companies that specialize in insuring kit cars. That's not really a challenge.
 
2012-10-02 07:17:35 PM

Karne: Nah, the large car companies would buy legislation that would make printing cars illegal way before you would be able to do it.

Everyone was excited about printing guns...until this.

Link



No legislation involved. The printer manufacturer leased the machine (not entirely uncommon with expensive machinery) and decided they didn't want to be even remotely liable for any bullsh*t this guy got up to. Mr. Print-A-Gun douchebag is still perfectly capable of buying a machine outright from any number of vendors, or building his own. There's no laws to stop him.
=Smidge=
 
2012-10-02 07:21:26 PM
I laugh at those commercials. "You wouldn't download a car"

fark yeah, I would! I'd download a goddamned garage full of cars if I could.
 
2012-10-02 07:23:10 PM
If I could download a car I'd just design it from the ground up on my own computer... its not rocket science.
 
2012-10-02 07:32:03 PM

prjindigo: If I could download a car I'd just design it from the ground up on my own computer... its not rocket science.


Computer! Design car! Make it so!
 
2012-10-02 07:38:05 PM
The scary thing about in-home 3D printing will be if you want to print someone else's intellectual property, you'll likely have to pay a fee. I can see RIAA/MPAA types demanding 3D printer DRM.
 
2012-10-02 07:43:44 PM

UNC_Samurai: The scary thing about in-home 3D printing will be if you want to print someone else's intellectual property, you'll likely have to pay a fee. I can see RIAA/MPAA types demanding 3D printer DRM.


Yes, the powerful plastic trinket and vintage knob lobby has the government in its pocket.
 
2012-10-02 07:48:01 PM

Quantum Apostrophe: prjindigo: If I could download a car I'd just design it from the ground up on my own computer... its not rocket science.

Computer! Design car! Make it so!


I'm having trouble printing the transparent aluminum for the viewports.
 
2012-10-02 07:57:25 PM

prjindigo: If I could download a car I'd just design it from the ground up on my own computer... its not rocket science.


Why not download an open source car?

I think as it becomes a more common practice among kit-car guys to either buy 3d printers or buy parts from printing shops, more kinds of car designs will become available on the kit market. Among those will also be free models (Well, free as in you won't be infringing any copyrights. You'd still be on the hook for the parts).
Making a decent car may not be rocket surgery, but you'd still benefit from having semi-professionals helping you.
 
2012-10-02 08:06:18 PM

WelldeadLink: Quantum Apostrophe: prjindigo: If I could download a car I'd just design it from the ground up on my own computer... its not rocket science.

Computer! Design car! Make it so!

I'm having trouble printing the transparent aluminum for the viewports.


Earl Grey cup holders. Hot.
 
2012-10-02 08:08:13 PM

Quantum Apostrophe: UNC_Samurai: The scary thing about in-home 3D printing will be if you want to print someone else's intellectual property, you'll likely have to pay a fee. I can see RIAA/MPAA types demanding 3D printer DRM.

Yes, the powerful plastic trinket and vintage knob lobby has the government in its pocket.


Legislation is coming.

For your safety, citizen.
 
2012-10-02 09:12:03 PM
All you have to do, is get the Porn industry involved somehow, and you'll see it hit the home market pretty quickly, like what happened with video players.
 
2012-10-02 09:44:41 PM

Optimal_Illusion: All you have to do, is get the Porn industry involved somehow, and you'll see it hit the home market pretty quickly, like what happened with video players.


mikecann.co.uk

...I'm listening...
 
2012-10-02 10:05:06 PM
I'm trying to convince the sales types at work that we should get a 3d printer that can print in ABS, we sell plumbing and electrical supplies, so I am sure we could make a market for strange angled ABS pipe for wastewater, or cable armour with nonstandard angles. Or at the very least we could print out battery covers or our logo as a keychain.
 
2012-10-02 10:36:26 PM

Karne: Nah, the large car companies would buy legislation that would make printing cars illegal way before you would be able to do it.

Everyone was excited about printing guns...until this.

Link


This guy is pretty high on the douchebag scale.
 
2012-10-03 12:16:46 AM
Here is the difference: Dodge would likely gladly sell you the right to "print" one Dart for $10,000. That covers their R&D, designers, and marketing. You are using your own printers and labor, so you dont expect to have to buy the steel, plastic, and glass components from them.

The music industry, however, wants to charge you the same price for a downloaded song that you do one from a CD that was stamped, labeled, cased, bookleted, shrink-wrapped, shipped, held in a store, and sold at a counter by a clerk.

That is what makes people get all piratey.
 
2012-10-03 12:33:25 AM
Shapeways would be so farking cool once it got past doing gewgaws and dice -- even if they are really nice dice.
 
2012-10-03 12:36:53 AM

Aidan: Shapeways would be so farking cool once it got past doing gewgaws and dice -- even if they are really nice dice.


Shapeways is on the precipice of putting a world of hurt on Games Workshop's bottom line.
 
2012-10-03 01:13:05 AM

downstairs: Karne: Nah, the large car companies would buy legislation that would make printing cars illegal way before you would be able to do it.


Well it already is.  It would be infringing on all sorts of patents and copyrights and trademarks.
 
Also, no one is going to give you insurance on a car you built yourself... so you're not going to be legally driving anywhere but private property.


A. You're not infringing patents, copyrights, trademarks, etc if you build a physical copy of something for personal use. These legal protections only come into play if you attempt to market, sell, or somehow make money off of your creation.

B. Yes, you can insure a custom-built vehicle. It happens all the time, usually with kit cars.
 
2012-10-03 01:13:59 AM

UNC_Samurai: Aidan: Shapeways would be so farking cool once it got past doing gewgaws and dice -- even if they are really nice dice.

Shapeways is on the precipice of putting a world of hurt on Games Workshop's bottom line.


... Well that IS farking cool. :)

I don't suppose there's a way to take them out in the paints section as well? I don't recall if/what Reaper charged.
 
2012-10-03 03:04:15 AM
It's all fun and games until your printed car kidnaps you to an underwater commune where you're forced into a decade-long orgy.
 
2012-10-03 05:16:50 AM

DrGunsforHands: It's all fun and games until your printed car kidnaps you to an underwater commune where you're forced into a decade-long orgy.


Nice reference :-)
 
2012-10-03 06:16:51 AM

Spaced Cowboy: Rev. Skarekroe: I'll print it one piece at a time, and it won't cost me a dime!

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most automobiles, it has neither speedometer, nor gas gauge, nor
any of the other numerous idiot lights which plague the modern
driver. Rather, if the driver makes a mistake, a giant "?" lights up in
the center of the dashboard. "The experienced driver," says Thompson,
"will usually know what's wrong."
-Anonymous
 
2012-10-03 07:04:41 PM

Jormungandr: ABS, we sell plumbing and electrical supplies


My experience with ABS leads me to believe that it wouldn't really be good for those uses. I see a lot of people moving away from ABS for PLA, which might be better.
 
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