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2012-12-03 03:36:50 PM
sex toys? SEX TOYS!? high tech materials technology and some of the most advanced computer aided design software ever developed and you people use it to create SEX TOYS!?

humans have failed me.
 
2012-12-03 03:40:17 PM

Weaver95: sex toys? SEX TOYS!? high tech materials technology and some of the most advanced computer aided design software ever developed and you people use it to create SEX TOYS!?

humans have failed me.


Yeah, like using new, cool technology to make something sex related is totally without precedent. Sure.
 
2012-12-03 03:47:13 PM
So I could scan my junk, enabling me to comply when someone tells me to go fark myself?
 
2012-12-03 03:52:05 PM

TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: Weaver95: sex toys? SEX TOYS!? high tech materials technology and some of the most advanced computer aided design software ever developed and you people use it to create SEX TOYS!?

humans have failed me.

Yeah, like using new, cool technology to make something sex related is totally without precedent. Sure.


um, that was rather my point.

stupid humans.
 
2012-12-03 03:52:34 PM
It was only a matter of time.

It is going to be real interesting as time goes on with 3D printing and what will be attempted to be regulated.

I like this story of a guy who had a pricey stroller that broke. The company wanted $250 for the busted part and he took the part on the other side, scanned it, and had it printed for $25.

Nothing is off limits right now as far as I can tell. I wonder if some kind of regulation is going to come down requiring these 3D printers to help prevent some kind of fraud like current scanners/printers do with currency, I cannot imagine how they would even begin to regulate it though. I know people have discussed building a gun from a 3D printer...let me tell you, the amount of pressure created in the chamber would blow that thing apart...I really do not think that it will be an issue, but that certainly wont stop some congress critter from attempting to legislate on it.
 
2012-12-03 03:53:58 PM
Doesn't sex drive approximately 99% of innovation?
 
2012-12-03 03:54:13 PM
The problem with being a size-queen is that my 3-D printer is always getting jammed.
 
2012-12-03 03:55:06 PM

Endive Wombat: It was only a matter of time.

It is going to be real interesting as time goes on with 3D printing and what will be attempted to be regulated.

I like this story of a guy who had a pricey stroller that broke. The company wanted $250 for the busted part and he took the part on the other side, scanned it, and had it printed for $25.

Nothing is off limits right now as far as I can tell. I wonder if some kind of regulation is going to come down requiring these 3D printers to help prevent some kind of fraud like current scanners/printers do with currency, I cannot imagine how they would even begin to regulate it though. I know people have discussed building a gun from a 3D printer...let me tell you, the amount of pressure created in the chamber would blow that thing apart...I really do not think that it will be an issue, but that certainly wont stop some congress critter from attempting to legislate on it.


if I could afford one, I'd sure as hell buy myself a 3D printer and start looking for ways to make money off it. just making knock off 40k minis and model kits would keep me in beer money from all my friends.
 
2012-12-03 03:57:01 PM

Thelyphthoric: Doesn't sex drive approximately 99% of innovation?


more like a third. As a species, we like killing things slightly more than we like trying to have sex with them. of course, if we were to ever combine sex AND mass destruction into one nice shiny package, our species would be doomed to extinction in about 48 hours.
 
2012-12-03 03:58:47 PM

Weaver95: Endive Wombat: It was only a matter of time.

It is going to be real interesting as time goes on with 3D printing and what will be attempted to be regulated.

I like this story of a guy who had a pricey stroller that broke. The company wanted $250 for the busted part and he took the part on the other side, scanned it, and had it printed for $25.

Nothing is off limits right now as far as I can tell. I wonder if some kind of regulation is going to come down requiring these 3D printers to help prevent some kind of fraud like current scanners/printers do with currency, I cannot imagine how they would even begin to regulate it though. I know people have discussed building a gun from a 3D printer...let me tell you, the amount of pressure created in the chamber would blow that thing apart...I really do not think that it will be an issue, but that certainly wont stop some congress critter from attempting to legislate on it.

if I could afford one, I'd sure as hell buy myself a 3D printer and start looking for ways to make money off it. just making knock off 40k minis and model kits would keep me in beer money from all my friends.


My uncle just bought one for $5K, he does jewelry. They are a lot more "affordable" now.
 
2012-12-03 03:59:53 PM

Endive Wombat:
My uncle just bought one for $5K, he does jewelry. They are a lot more "affordable" now.


I really am interested in the technology. it looks like it could be hella fun for hobbyists and small businesses/local fabrication.
 
2012-12-03 04:01:02 PM
img.gawkerassets.com

Huh. I carry this is my video kit:

static.bhphoto.com

Guess I'll never look at that the same way again.
 
2012-12-03 04:01:44 PM

Weaver95: Thelyphthoric: Doesn't sex drive approximately 99% of innovation?

more like a third. As a species, we like killing things slightly more than we like trying to have sex with them. of course, if we were to ever combine sex AND mass destruction into one nice shiny package, our species would be doomed to extinction in about 48 hours.


Ah I see. Interesting. Well I'm off to patent my new 12-gague dildo and incendiary cluster-dongs.
 
2012-12-03 04:02:32 PM
HA! I'm going to order one when I get home from work. I'm going the Open Source route though so it won't be an out of box sex toy maker.. I'll have to solder some stuff first.
 
2012-12-03 04:03:21 PM

Thelyphthoric: incendiary cluster-dongs


Must. Not. T-shirt. That.
 
2012-12-03 04:05:40 PM
gague? Looks like I picked the wrong week to stop sniffing glue.

/gauge
//engage
 
2012-12-03 04:07:38 PM

Weaver95: Endive Wombat:
My uncle just bought one for $5K, he does jewelry. They are a lot more "affordable" now.

I really am interested in the technology. it looks like it could be hella fun for hobbyists and small businesses/local fabrication.


They are much cheaper than 5k if you are not afraid of a screw driver and the words : Some assembly required. The http://reprap.org/ community is a good start. You can get the kit for as little as 500 from one of the suppliers and about 1300 if you want them to put it together for you. I'm going for the cheaper kit so I can hack it and the included software to my liking.
 
2012-12-03 04:09:31 PM

Endive Wombat: I know people have discussed building a gun from a 3D printer...let me tell you, the amount of pressure created in the chamber would blow that thing apart...I really do not think that it will be an issue, but that certainly wont stop some congress critter from attempting to legislate on it.


You only need to make the receiver in your 3D printer. The chamber, barrel, trigger, springs, stocks, bolt, extractor, etc. are unregulated parts.

People have been making polymer AR-15 lowers for years now... and people HAVE done it with a 3D printer already.
 
2012-12-03 04:10:02 PM

Tr0mBoNe: Weaver95: Endive Wombat:
My uncle just bought one for $5K, he does jewelry. They are a lot more "affordable" now.

I really am interested in the technology. it looks like it could be hella fun for hobbyists and small businesses/local fabrication.

They are much cheaper than 5k if you are not afraid of a screw driver and the words : Some assembly required. The http://reprap.org/ community is a good start. You can get the kit for as little as 500 from one of the suppliers and about 1300 if you want them to put it together for you. I'm going for the cheaper kit so I can hack it and the included software to my liking.


let me know how that goes, ok? twitter me if you can: @weaverxp. I'm curious to see how it goes.
 
2012-12-03 04:13:54 PM

jbuist: Endive Wombat: I know people have discussed building a gun from a 3D printer...let me tell you, the amount of pressure created in the chamber would blow that thing apart...I really do not think that it will be an issue, but that certainly wont stop some congress critter from attempting to legislate on it.

You only need to make the receiver in your 3D printer. The chamber, barrel, trigger, springs, stocks, bolt, extractor, etc. are unregulated parts.

People have been making polymer AR-15 lowers for years now... and people HAVE done it with a 3D printer already.


I know this. I should have been more specific. I was trying to say the whole thing if not at least 95%+ of it being printed.
 
2012-12-03 04:15:29 PM
that thing got a pussy in it?
 
2012-12-03 04:19:40 PM

Weaver95: Tr0mBoNe: Weaver95: Endive Wombat:
My uncle just bought one for $5K, he does jewelry. They are a lot more "affordable" now.

I really am interested in the technology. it looks like it could be hella fun for hobbyists and small businesses/local fabrication.

They are much cheaper than 5k if you are not afraid of a screw driver and the words : Some assembly required. The http://reprap.org/ community is a good start. You can get the kit for as little as 500 from one of the suppliers and about 1300 if you want them to put it together for you. I'm going for the cheaper kit so I can hack it and the included software to my liking.

let me know how that goes, ok? twitter me if you can: @weaverxp. I'm curious to see how it goes.


For sure dude. It's my holiday break project.
 
2012-12-03 04:35:16 PM
So now you can pack a printer in your luggage instead of your dildo. A dildo I mean.
 
2012-12-03 04:56:02 PM
Oh good. I've always fantasized about being fisted by Dr. Manhattan!

/Science!
 
2012-12-03 05:00:44 PM

some_beer_drinker: Oh good. I've always fantasized about being fisted by Dr. Manhattan!

/Science!


Or, depending on how big you make it, Papa Smurf.
 
2012-12-03 05:13:51 PM
New York Toy Collective has also created a technique in which an exact replica of your junk can be created.

Do they have home-use 3d printers that large?
 
2012-12-03 05:55:50 PM

Endive Wombat: It was only a matter of time.

It is going to be real interesting as time goes on with 3D printing and what will be attempted to be regulated.

I like this story of a guy who had a pricey stroller that broke. The company wanted $250 for the busted part and he took the part on the other side, scanned it, and had it printed for $25.

Nothing is off limits right now as far as I can tell. I wonder if some kind of regulation is going to come down requiring these 3D printers to help prevent some kind of fraud like current scanners/printers do with currency, I cannot imagine how they would even begin to regulate it though. I know people have discussed building a gun from a 3D printer...let me tell you, the amount of pressure created in the chamber would blow that thing apart...I really do not think that it will be an issue, but that certainly wont stop some congress critter from attempting to legislate on it.


I can't recall the company our product bit I'm making a habit of posting stuff without citation for the hell of it. Anyway,I heard of a company offering the option to print your own replacement parts free instead of ordering them. Makes good business sense if 3D printing becomes common. Putting a file on a website is a lot cheaper than maintaining a stock of replacement parts or dealing with manufacture and shipping. It also frees them to use manufacturing resources to push new products.
 
2012-12-03 06:47:51 PM

Weaver95: sex toys? SEX TOYS!? high tech materials technology and some of the most advanced computer aided design software ever developed and you people use it to create SEX TOYS!?


In history almost every media type device was made popular by sexy use. Polaroid camera, VHS tapes, home video tape camera, DVDs, home computers, consumer internet, digital photography, texting, chatrooms etc-- Sex was the unspoken 'killer app'.
 
2012-12-03 06:51:57 PM

Weaver95: Endive Wombat: It was only a matter of time.

It is going to be real interesting as time goes on with 3D printing and what will be attempted to be regulated.

I like this story of a guy who had a pricey stroller that broke. The company wanted $250 for the busted part and he took the part on the other side, scanned it, and had it printed for $25.

Nothing is off limits right now as far as I can tell. I wonder if some kind of regulation is going to come down requiring these 3D printers to help prevent some kind of fraud like current scanners/printers do with currency, I cannot imagine how they would even begin to regulate it though. I know people have discussed building a gun from a 3D printer...let me tell you, the amount of pressure created in the chamber would blow that thing apart...I really do not think that it will be an issue, but that certainly wont stop some congress critter from attempting to legislate on it.

if I could afford one, I'd sure as hell buy myself a 3D printer and start looking for ways to make money off it. just making knock off 40k minis and model kits would keep me in beer money from all my friends.


I thought about getting into minis but it's still expensive to start up. But there are really uninteresting sets on kick starter that have gotten thousands and thousands of dollars.
 
2012-12-03 06:52:28 PM
img.gawkerassets.com

House steiner?
www.trollandtoad.com
 
2012-12-03 06:55:27 PM
Ummm... aren't sex toys basically done? The rabbit stimulates the vagina and the clitoris. They come in different sizes, noises, some are waterproof. Other than being a hipster, what's the point?

On the other hand, there's this: http://scanlime.org/2012/11/hacking-my-vagina/
 
2012-12-03 06:58:50 PM
How is a 3D printer going to help me attract Kimberly Kane?
 
2012-12-03 07:03:38 PM
My designs will carry the "Torgue" logo
 
2012-12-03 07:03:47 PM

dr_blasto: So I could scan my junk, enabling me to comply when someone tells me to go fark myself?


Fax -> fax penis enlargement spam
E-mail -> e-mail penis enlargement spam
SMS -> sms penis enlargement spam
Twitter -> twitter penis enlargement spam
3d printers connected to networks -> OH, FFS, SOMEONE TURN IT OFF, SOMEONE SENT US ANOTHER ONE.
 
2012-12-03 07:07:58 PM

Endive Wombat: It was only a matter of time.

It is going to be real interesting as time goes on with 3D printing and what will be attempted to be regulated.

I like this story of a guy who had a pricey stroller that broke. The company wanted $250 for the busted part and he took the part on the other side, scanned it, and had it printed for $25.

Nothing is off limits right now as far as I can tell. I wonder if some kind of regulation is going to come down requiring these 3D printers to help prevent some kind of fraud like current scanners/printers do with currency, I cannot imagine how they would even begin to regulate it though. I know people have discussed building a gun from a 3D printer...let me tell you, the amount of pressure created in the chamber would blow that thing apart...I really do not think that it will be an issue, but that certainly wont stop some congress critter from attempting to legislate on it.


That's all fine until I pursue copyrights on the code that generates every gear and screw for every downloaded part, and you have to pay me a tithe to use it, a la DRM.

You wait, it's coming. Just like the users of these sex toys.
 
2012-12-03 07:09:52 PM

ProfessorOhki: dr_blasto: So I could scan my junk, enabling me to comply when someone tells me to go fark myself?

Fax -> fax penis enlargement spam
E-mail -> e-mail penis enlargement spam
SMS -> sms penis enlargement spam
Twitter -> twitter penis enlargement spam
3d printers connected to networks -> OH, FFS, SOMEONE TURN IT OFF, SOMEONE SENT US ANOTHER ONE.


Oh god. I hadn't thought of that. But unfortunately you're right, that is exactly what will end up happening. Humans will be buried in a never-ending stream of dildos.
 
2012-12-03 07:12:30 PM

HMS_Blinkin: ProfessorOhki: dr_blasto: So I could scan my junk, enabling me to comply when someone tells me to go fark myself?

Fax -> fax penis enlargement spam
E-mail -> e-mail penis enlargement spam
SMS -> sms penis enlargement spam
Twitter -> twitter penis enlargement spam
3d printers connected to networks -> OH, FFS, SOMEONE TURN IT OFF, SOMEONE SENT US ANOTHER ONE.

Oh god. I hadn't thought of that. But unfortunately you're right, that is exactly what will end up happening. Humans will be buried in a never-ending stream of dildos.


This is the way the world ends
Not with a bang but a dong.

/Well... with both I suppose
 
2012-12-03 07:12:40 PM
I do not think I want to walk behind or sit in a seat of someone who uses the blue one.........just sayin'......
 
2012-12-03 07:15:17 PM
I've wanted a makerbot for almost 2 years. I'll be damned if I can actually think of something useful I could make with it. Maybe I'm just not creative enough.
 
2012-12-03 07:16:11 PM

Weaver95: sex toys? SEX TOYS!? high tech materials technology and some of the most advanced computer aided design software ever developed and you people use it to create SEX TOYS!?

humans have failed me.


Maybe you have not been paying attention for the last 100 years, but the first three applications of technology are can we use it to fark, can we use it to kill, can we make money with it. In that order.
 
2012-12-03 07:17:07 PM
I

Weaver95:

if I could afford one, I'd sure as hell buy myself a 3D printer and start looking for ways to make money off it. just making knock off 40k minis and model kits would keep me in beer money from all my friends.



That right there would have almost every friend I know and some casual gaming acquaintances throwing spare cash at me. I mean hell, I could charge them 5 bucks per model on most 40k minis and I'd still be giving a discount vs GW.

3D printing just seems ultra sexy for the mini wargame hobby person as a whole and thats not getting into the applications mentioned...
Combine the two maybe? Modify the designs to produce sex toy minis for wargaming?
 
2012-12-03 07:17:41 PM

vartian: [img.gawkerassets.com image 295x243]

Huh. I carry this is my video kit:

[static.bhphoto.com image 500x500]

Guess I'll never look at that the same way again.


Do you jam it up your ass? No? Then it is not the same thing.
 
2012-12-03 07:19:27 PM

Thelyphthoric: Doesn't sex drive approximately 99% of innovation?


Sex drive is what made the VCR happen, people couples could watch porn without all the hassle of setting up the 8mm camera. And what's the thing with the "fister" ? After she's done with that, it would be like the hotdog down the hall jpeg.
 
2012-12-03 07:30:14 PM
The coarseness and roughness could be solved by dipping or painting the dildo in something like liquid latex and allowing it to dry. I wouldn't want to guess how long it'd last, mind.

/Little worried about how casually that solution came to mind.
//Always a dildo. Never your dildo.
 
2012-12-03 07:34:13 PM

Weaver95: sex toys? SEX TOYS!? high tech materials technology and some of the most advanced computer aided design software ever developed and you people use it to create SEX TOYS!?

humans have failed me.


And what's wrong with using technology for fun? If it isn't to be used to improve our lives, then what's it for?
 
2012-12-03 07:39:07 PM
Gotta watch 'em. Some makers are shady bastards.

24.media.tumblr.com
 
2012-12-03 07:39:54 PM
img.gawkerassets.com

I LOL'd

Watchmen fan?
 
2012-12-03 07:43:18 PM

Humorous-Name: The coarseness and roughness could be solved by dipping or painting the dildo in something like liquid latex and allowing it to dry. I wouldn't want to guess how long it'd last, mind.

/Little worried about how casually that solution came to mind.
//Always a dildo. Never your dildo.


Yeah, the homebrew (mostly ABS/PVA) community is pretty butthurt they can't print rubber or silicone yet.
 
2012-12-03 07:45:00 PM

Slaves2Darkness: vartian: [img.gawkerassets.com image 295x243]

Huh. I carry this is my video kit:

[static.bhphoto.com image 500x500]

Guess I'll never look at that the same way again.

Do you jam it up your ass? No? Then it is not the same thing.


Dammit, I'm trying to figure out how to use it. I used to work at an adult video store and I don't recall seeing any toys shaped like that. I would say it's for self double penetration but that handle(?) Is in the wrong place for that.

There wasn't any scale given in the image and I thought it might be a penile device for pain play (compressing the metal against some part of the shaftk cushioned by the plastic on the other side) but looking at it again it has a head rather than a cushion.

Obviously there has been greater innovation than I thought in insertables.
 
2012-12-03 07:46:10 PM
Oh brother...
 
2012-12-03 07:52:50 PM

ProfessorOhki: Yeah, the homebrew (mostly ABS/PVA) community is pretty butthurt they can't print rubber or silicone yet.


Snert.
 
2012-12-03 07:53:26 PM

Thelyphthoric: Weaver95: Thelyphthoric: Doesn't sex drive approximately 99% of innovation?

more like a third. As a species, we like killing things slightly more than we like trying to have sex with them. of course, if we were to ever combine sex AND mass destruction into one nice shiny package, our species would be doomed to extinction in about 48 hours.

Ah I see. Interesting. Well I'm off to patent my new 12-gague dildo and incendiary cluster-dongs.


www.imfdb.org

Incendiary Cluster-Dongs would make a good band name...
 
2012-12-03 07:59:02 PM
3D PRINTER + RULE #34 =
24.media.tumblr.com
 
2012-12-03 07:59:14 PM

lordargent: [img.gawkerassets.com image 169x304]

House steiner?
[www.trollandtoad.com image 350x350]


I am also a farking nerdfor getting that reference.
 
2012-12-03 07:59:19 PM

SDRR:

img.gawkerassets.com

I LOL'd

Watchmen fan?


dl.dropbox.com

*Sigh*
Put it in the evidence locker with the rest of the stuff.

/I feel old...
 
2012-12-03 08:17:38 PM

ProfessorOhki: This is the way the world ends
Not with a bang but a dong.



Bang a Dong (Get it On)
 
2012-12-03 08:35:01 PM
Oh yes. Making a dildo out of porous thermoplastic couldn't possibly go wrong. Nope. Nosirre.
 
2012-12-03 08:35:09 PM

optikeye: In history almost every media type device was made popular by sexy use. Polaroid camera, VHS tapes, home video tape camera, DVDs, home computers, consumer internet, digital photography, texting, chatrooms etc-- Sex was the unspoken 'killer app'.


I can understand a mass market of people who want to view pornography each day.

I don't think there is a large market of those people who want to make a new sex toy every day.
 
2012-12-03 08:45:12 PM

HairBolus:
I don't think there is a large market of those people who want to make a new sex toy every day.


um...well...some of the people I know would disagree. lets just say that they're...enthusiastic.
 
2012-12-03 08:49:06 PM

HairBolus: I don't think there is a large market of those people who want to make a new sex toy every day.


Theres a large market of people who don't want to go to a store to buy a sex toy, or have one delivered to their postal address
 
2012-12-03 08:54:23 PM
I'm not gonna lie, I'm tempted to get a 3D printer just for my gaming hobby. It'd be cool to print terrain and a custom-built miniature. I'd have to investigate to see which printers are capable of enough resolution that it'd be worth it.

Wonder if there's a community out there yet for 3D printing and tabletop games? It'd be a good market.
 
2012-12-03 09:06:20 PM

SteelDraco: I'm not gonna lie, I'm tempted to get a 3D printer just for my gaming hobby. It'd be cool to print terrain and a custom-built miniature. I'd have to investigate to see which printers are capable of enough resolution that it'd be worth it.

Wonder if there's a community out there yet for 3D printing and tabletop games? It'd be a good market.


terrain building would be completely awesome with a 3d printer.
 
2012-12-03 09:16:30 PM
There's a great book by the great Charles Stross called Rule 34 that describes a world where 3D printers are commonplace and get terrible viruses at which point they do nothing but make big pink penises....
 
2012-12-03 09:18:29 PM
Wake me up when I can have a flying car.
 
2012-12-03 09:41:50 PM
I'm waiting on the liquid polymer ones.. much better resolution...
 
2012-12-03 09:55:38 PM

Mcavity: I'm waiting on the liquid polymer ones.. much better resolution...


Because you need your dongs made in HD quality?
 
2012-12-03 10:05:16 PM

Weaver95: sex toys? SEX TOYS!? high tech materials technology and some of the most advanced computer aided design software ever developed and you people use it to create SEX TOYS!?

humans have failed me.


I blame your mother.
 
2012-12-03 10:08:27 PM

fluffy2097: Mcavity: I'm waiting on the liquid polymer ones.. much better resolution...

Because you need your dongs made in HD quality?


Funny!

here is a sample - no dongs..
Link
 
2012-12-03 10:20:08 PM
With the right materials, it could make for a very interesting alternative to simply keeping naked pictures of your ex around.
 
2012-12-03 10:20:45 PM
I would think it would work out much better to print a negative mold with the printer. Make in halves that fit together, fill with one of the liquid rubbers that cure after 12 hours or so, then open the mold and remove the new custom rubber toy.
 
2012-12-03 10:21:11 PM
Came for this:
imgs.xkcd.com
 
2012-12-03 10:22:35 PM
Cynthia is bummed.

Obscure? Not bloody likely!
 
2012-12-03 10:27:27 PM

Benalto: There's a great book by the great Charles Stross called Rule 34 that describes a world where 3D printers are commonplace and get terrible viruses at which point they do nothing but make big pink penises....


Great book. More detail here

Link
 
2012-12-03 10:35:13 PM
How strong are things built with 3D printers? I'd worry a bit about these things breaking off in someone. The pictured samples also looked rather rough--something I wouldn't expect to be desirable in such an application
 
2012-12-03 10:39:31 PM

jbuist: Endive Wombat: I know people have discussed building a gun from a 3D printer...let me tell you, the amount of pressure created in the chamber would blow that thing apart...I really do not think that it will be an issue, but that certainly wont stop some congress critter from attempting to legislate on it.

You only need to make the receiver in your 3D printer. The chamber, barrel, trigger, springs, stocks, bolt, extractor, etc. are unregulated parts.

People have been making polymer AR-15 lowers for years now... and people HAVE done it with a 3D printer already.


I'm interested in how this is going to impact countries like NZ where there are virtually no handguns. Prob only a matter of time before bad guys figure out they can print a lot of a pistol themselves, and simply import barrels and other crucial parts as random bits of scrap
 
2012-12-03 10:48:18 PM

mjjt: jbuist: Endive Wombat: I know people have discussed building a gun from a 3D printer...let me tell you, the amount of pressure created in the chamber would blow that thing apart...I really do not think that it will be an issue, but that certainly wont stop some congress critter from attempting to legislate on it.

You only need to make the receiver in your 3D printer. The chamber, barrel, trigger, springs, stocks, bolt, extractor, etc. are unregulated parts.

People have been making polymer AR-15 lowers for years now... and people HAVE done it with a 3D printer already.

I'm interested in how this is going to impact countries like NZ where there are virtually no handguns. Prob only a matter of time before bad guys figure out they can print a lot of a pistol themselves, and simply import barrels and other crucial parts as random bits of scrap


The other part that you have assumed is that weak polymers used today will be the ones used tomorrow. Who knows what may available in 15 years or more. It may well be we have something that is good enough to simulate forged parts that will be able to make receiver, or at least one good enough to sell on the black market. After all, its not like drugs and other stuff on the same market are know for the rigorous quality control standards have been adhered to.
 
2012-12-03 10:49:05 PM
^^Er I mean chamber (and other assorted parts that have to withstand the pressures of the round being fired)
 
2012-12-03 10:51:39 PM

Endive Wombat: It was only a matter of time.

It is going to be real interesting as time goes on with 3D printing and what will be attempted to be regulated.

I like this story of a guy who had a pricey stroller that broke. The company wanted $250 for the busted part and he took the part on the other side, scanned it, and had it printed for $25.

Nothing is off limits right now as far as I can tell. I wonder if some kind of regulation is going to come down requiring these 3D printers to help prevent some kind of fraud like current scanners/printers do with currency, I cannot imagine how they would even begin to regulate it though. I know people have discussed building a gun from a 3D printer...let me tell you, the amount of pressure created in the chamber would blow that thing apart...I really do not think that it will be an issue, but that certainly wont stop some congress critter from attempting to legislate on it.


I saw a much more intelligent discussion of this subject on another site. Guns and copyrights were addressed. Nobody has built a complete gun from a 3D printer and someone had a fairly detailed post about even trying to print custom grips for some type of gun from a 3D printer. Yeah - even the custom grips wouldn't hold up to the stress.

Right now products made from 3D printing don't really hold up very well to stress.

Staples is supposedly going to introduce 3D printers to their store - awesome idea, but copyrights/patents is theorized to be a big issue.

We'll see how this works out. I think we're still a long ways (and many years) away from building a fleshlight with our own reasonably priced home consumer level of 3D printer.

/DNRTFA
//I did read the headline
 
2012-12-03 10:53:08 PM
Endive Wombat:
I like this story of a guy who had a pricey stroller that broke. The company wanted $250 for the busted part and he took the part on the other side, scanned it, and had it printed for $25.

For $250 he could have bought a nice new stroller. Frigging Bugaboo, perfect status symbols for the latte mom brigade. But good for him doing it that way.

Benalto:
There's a great book by the great Charles Stross called Rule 34 that describes a world where 3D printers are commonplace and get terrible viruses at which point they do nothing but make big pink penises....

Oh thank god someone here finally mentioned "Rule 34". I mean, it only SPECIFICALLY has a scene where someone's 3-D printer runs amok one night and runs off thousands of dildos.
 
2012-12-03 11:07:13 PM

Hacker_X: I would think it would work out much better to print a negative mold with the printer. Make in halves that fit together, fill with one of the liquid rubbers that cure after 12 hours or so, then open the mold and remove the new custom rubber toy.


Except that HP will soon control the liquid rubber market and begin charging $3,000 a gallon.
 
2012-12-03 11:19:30 PM

Happy Hours: Endive Wombat: It was only a matter of time.

It is going to be real interesting as time goes on with 3D printing and what will be attempted to be regulated.

I like this story of a guy who had a pricey stroller that broke. The company wanted $250 for the busted part and he took the part on the other side, scanned it, and had it printed for $25.

Nothing is off limits right now as far as I can tell. I wonder if some kind of regulation is going to come down requiring these 3D printers to help prevent some kind of fraud like current scanners/printers do with currency, I cannot imagine how they would even begin to regulate it though. I know people have discussed building a gun from a 3D printer...let me tell you, the amount of pressure created in the chamber would blow that thing apart...I really do not think that it will be an issue, but that certainly wont stop some congress critter from attempting to legislate on it.

I saw a much more intelligent discussion of this subject on another site. Guns and copyrights were addressed. Nobody has built a complete gun from a 3D printer and someone had a fairly detailed post about even trying to print custom grips for some type of gun from a 3D printer. Yeah - even the custom grips wouldn't hold up to the stress.

Right now products made from 3D printing don't really hold up very well to stress.

Staples is supposedly going to introduce 3D printers to their store - awesome idea, but copyrights/patents is theorized to be a big issue.

We'll see how this works out. I think we're still a long ways (and many years) away from building a fleshlight with our own reasonably priced home consumer level of 3D printer.

/DNRTFA
//I did read the headline


Consumer level, yes, industrial level, it's doable now.

http://objet.com/3d-printing-materials

But as has been mentioned, printing a mold may be a better option.

For weapons:

http://www.optomec.com/Additive-Manufacturing-Technology/Laser-Additi v e-Manufacturing

Some machining may be required, but if you're a decent machinist and have a shop you should be able to build an AK anyway.
 
2012-12-03 11:20:27 PM
 
2012-12-04 12:04:41 AM
So instead of a celebrity sex tape, some celebrity will 'accidentally' leek the design info for their junk onto the internet, enabling people to download and create a 3D model of it. I can just see the scam porn adverts now:

XXX***Johnny Depp's penis! Scarlett Johansson's vagina! Click here now!***XXX
 
2012-12-04 12:40:27 AM

Thelyphthoric: Doesn't sex drive approximately 99% of innovation?


Fur Shur. Ding Huan's neighbor's wife was so hot he had to invent the fan. A.G. Bell wanted the 1-800 phone sex. T.A. Edison wanted the girl on girl pr0n. O. Wright wanted to join the mile high club, hopefully not with W Wright. H. Ford had some submarine races to show his secretary. Stefan Drzewiecki had the hots for H. Ford. Oppenheimer wanted his gf to feel the earth move. Larry Flynt was tired of walking everywhere. 

All these people accepted the blueness of their balls so you could enjoy bangbus on your 75" HDTV.
 
2012-12-04 01:07:32 AM

Endive Wombat: Weaver95: Endive Wombat: It was only a matter of time.

It is going to be real interesting as time goes on with 3D printing and what will be attempted to be regulated.

I like this story of a guy who had a pricey stroller that broke. The company wanted $250 for the busted part and he took the part on the other side, scanned it, and had it printed for $25.

Nothing is off limits right now as far as I can tell. I wonder if some kind of regulation is going to come down requiring these 3D printers to help prevent some kind of fraud like current scanners/printers do with currency, I cannot imagine how they would even begin to regulate it though. I know people have discussed building a gun from a 3D printer...let me tell you, the amount of pressure created in the chamber would blow that thing apart...I really do not think that it will be an issue, but that certainly wont stop some congress critter from attempting to legislate on it.

if I could afford one, I'd sure as hell buy myself a 3D printer and start looking for ways to make money off it. just making knock off 40k minis and model kits would keep me in beer money from all my friends.

My uncle just bought one for $5K, he does jewelry. They are a lot more "affordable" now.


Does he have an online store you could link? I've been interested in one for the same reason.
 
2012-12-04 02:25:47 AM

Mighty Taternuts: Came for this:
imgs.xkcd.com


Yeah, I wonder who the first person will be to hack into Staples and make an "Easy Baton" over the network... XD.
 
2012-12-04 04:58:13 AM
This gets discussed on occasion on the forums and chatrooms. it's generally regarded to be an absolutely horrible idea.

3D printed objects have a texture that would make them virtually impossible to keep sanitary and can contain sharp edges and points - even on round objects in some cases - which would not be very comfortable to put it politely.

Good for a gag I suppose but not something you should seriously try.
=Smidge=
 
2012-12-04 05:31:28 AM
Self-replicating sex-bots.
 
2012-12-04 05:43:09 AM

Cyno01: lordargent: [img.gawkerassets.com image 169x304]

House steiner?
[www.trollandtoad.com image 350x350]

I am also a farking nerdfor getting that reference.


Yeah, me too. That was my House.

/ Down with Kurita!
 
2012-12-04 08:14:13 AM
Weaver95: if I could afford one, I'd sure as hell buy myself a 3D printer and start looking for ways to make money off it. just making knock off 40k minis and model kits would keep me in beer money from all my friends.

Lemme know when you're up and running. I'll take about 3,000 points in Space Wolves, please.

In all honesty, if you can get the production cost at or below $1/model, you'd be swimming in moolah.

/Of course, those Limey bastards at GW will likely come after you.
 
2012-12-04 08:32:17 AM

Weaver95: sex toys? SEX TOYS!? high tech materials technology and some of the most advanced computer aided design software ever developed and you people use it to create SEX TOYS!?

humans have failed me.


Well I suppose you could print out a string of pearls and then clutch them in Victorian horror!!
 
2012-12-04 09:04:49 AM

Weaver95: Thelyphthoric: Doesn't sex drive approximately 99% of innovation?

more like a third. As a species, we like killing things slightly more than we like trying to have sex with them. of course, if we were to ever combine sex AND mass destruction into one nice shiny package, our species would be doomed to extinction in about 48 hours.


Have you never heard of Spring Break?
 
2012-12-04 09:29:37 AM

lordargent: [img.gawkerassets.com image 169x304]

House steiner?
[www.trollandtoad.com image 350x350]


One commenter on TFA:
"I've always wanted to be fisted by Dr. Manhattan".
 
2012-12-04 10:08:45 AM

m053486: Weaver95: if I could afford one, I'd sure as hell buy myself a 3D printer and start looking for ways to make money off it. just making knock off 40k minis and model kits would keep me in beer money from all my friends.

Lemme know when you're up and running. I'll take about 3,000 points in Space Wolves, please.

In all honesty, if you can get the production cost at or below $1/model, you'd be swimming in moolah.

/Of course, those Limey bastards at GW will likely come after you.


When i did it,
cease and desist"I got a "cease and desist" letter from Games Workshop, so there's that.
 
2012-12-04 10:33:09 AM

mjjt:
I'm interested in how this is going to impact countries like NZ where there are virtually no handguns.


Where did you get that idea?
New Zealand has 1.1 million registered firearms, in a population of only 4.4 million. That puts them at #22 globally.
 
2012-12-04 10:56:54 AM

Thelyphthoric: Weaver95: Thelyphthoric: Doesn't sex drive approximately 99% of innovation?

more like a third. As a species, we like killing things slightly more than we like trying to have sex with them. of course, if we were to ever combine sex AND mass destruction into one nice shiny package, our species would be doomed to extinction in about 48 hours.

Ah I see. Interesting. Well I'm off to patent my new 12-gague dildo and incendiary cluster-dongs.


Favorited...
 
2012-12-04 01:37:55 PM

Smidge204: This gets discussed on occasion on the forums and chatrooms. it's generally regarded to be an absolutely horrible idea.

3D printed objects have a texture that would make them virtually impossible to keep sanitary and can contain sharp edges and points - even on round objects in some cases - which would not be very comfortable to put it politely.

Good for a gag I suppose but not something you should seriously try.
=Smidge=


Well, I suppose the kind of person who wears a gag might actually enjoy a few rough edges. So yeah, it might work well for making those directly instead of making a mold.
 
2012-12-04 01:58:11 PM

dr_blasto: So I could scan my junk, enabling me to comply when someone tells me to go fark myself?


Well now, I've never thought of that but I guess you could.
 
2012-12-04 02:05:43 PM

lordargent: [img.gawkerassets.com image 169x304]

House steiner?
[www.trollandtoad.com image 350x350]


yessss......

/love(d) battletech
 
2012-12-04 03:27:42 PM
Yay technology and all but there are two problems. First of all FTA- 'In addition, the material used for printing, polyvinyl alcohol, is water-soluable, meaning that water-based lubricants can't be used.' Bodily fluids are water based too. Using one of these is like using a PVA suppository. Also the current DIY 3D printers produce rough surfaces. Look at the Hello Kitty dildo in the link. It's full of nooks and crannies that would be almost imposible to sanitize properly. It's a bacteria factory!
 
2012-12-04 03:53:27 PM

redsquid: Yay technology and all but there are two problems. First of all FTA- 'In addition, the material used for printing, polyvinyl alcohol, is water-soluable, meaning that water-based lubricants can't be used.' Bodily fluids are water based too. Using one of these is like using a PVA suppository. Also the current DIY 3D printers produce rough surfaces. Look at the Hello Kitty dildo in the link. It's full of nooks and crannies that would be almost imposible to sanitize properly. It's a bacteria factory!


Not unsolvable problems.
As someone mentioned above, you could dip the final product in latex or cover it in a condom to solve both issues.
You could also use the... object to cast a mold (or maybe print the mold itself) and then cast what you want out of a better material.

/But these are all sex toys for women, where are the sex toys for men?
 
2012-12-04 04:46:07 PM

redsquid: Yay technology and all but there are two problems. First of all FTA- 'In addition, the material used for printing, polyvinyl alcohol, is water-soluable, meaning that water-based lubricants can't be used.' Bodily fluids are water based too. Using one of these is like using a PVA suppository. Also the current DIY 3D printers produce rough surfaces. Look at the Hello Kitty dildo in the link. It's full of nooks and crannies that would be almost imposible to sanitize properly. It's a bacteria factory!


There's plenty of ABS printers too. If ABS was water soluble, we'd have other problems...
ecx.images-amazon.com
 
2012-12-04 06:22:27 PM

redsquid: Yay technology and all but there are two problems. First of all FTA- 'In addition, the material used for printing, polyvinyl alcohol, is water-soluable, meaning that water-based lubricants can't be used.' Bodily fluids are water based too. Using one of these is like using a PVA suppository.


The article is wrong. Shocking, I know.

PVA is actually a rarity in 3D printing, since it's twice as expensive as PLA (Poly lactic-acid) or ABS. It does dissolve in water, so it's useful as a support material rather than a primary material. The only reason you'd make anything entirely out of PVA is if you planned to use it to make a mold, or AS a mold, that you could then dissolve away.
=Smidge=
 
2012-12-04 10:34:04 PM

way south:
/But these are all sex toys for women, where are the sex toys for men?


Here ya go:

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-12-04 10:40:17 PM
They can 3D print their junk and go frak themselves with this nonsense.
 
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