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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!
 
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