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2013-03-09 09:59:32 AM  
boring.  let me know when you can 3D print oxycontin 160's
 
2013-03-09 11:22:45 AM  
Obviously this 3D printing thing is not going anywhere so we should just stop hyping it up. It'll fizzle out just like that computer fad thing in the 70s or the horseless carriage debacle in the 1880s. Technology has limits, y'know.
 
2013-03-09 11:50:24 AM  
I'm sure that won't help him live any longer at all.
 
2013-03-09 11:52:08 AM  

Ishkur: Obviously this 3D printing thing is not going anywhere so we should just stop hyping it up. It'll fizzle out just like that computer fad thing in the 70s or the horseless carriage debacle in the 1880s. Technology has limits, y'know.


You forgot that flying metal bird thing.
 
2013-03-09 12:07:22 PM  

Ishkur: Obviously this 3D printing thing is not going anywhere so we should just stop hyping it up. It'll fizzle out just like that computer fad thing in the 70s or the horseless carriage debacle in the 1880s. Technology has limits, y'know.


Yes we'll totally 3D print our clothes, food and aircraft at home from a magical box. 3D printing is not another industrial process involving highly skilled people and expensive machines.

Look at the world around you. 3D printing has been around in one form or another for over two decades. You see anything in particular about this world that's mind-blowingly different or awesome? Nope. Been the same for decades.

Our toys got better. Big whoop.

We've also been alloplasting the human body for a while. You think this is the first time a surgeon's been putting plates on a skull?

You honestly think that without a 3D printer we'd leave this guy walking around with no skull? That the species would have been helpless to shape a bit of metal into skull-shaped plates?

What's more amazing here? That we even know what metal is compatible with the human body and that we can stick it in place, or how the plate was made?

What's the important part here? How many people have 75% of their skull missing?

Mentalpatient87: I'm sure that won't help him live any longer at all.


We don't have any life extension. We don't live longer than 3000 years ago. As a matter of fact, life is awful and terrible and it must be short and free from all technology because nature. But the species must colonize the galaxy. With rockets. That barely go beyond 0.1 Earth radii.

That's the future folks!
 
2013-03-09 12:07:23 PM  
Well I'm sure there's advantages to being able to make stuff on the fly but who'd want a head shaped like a printer?
 
2013-03-09 12:12:31 PM  
This is news? This type of thing has been done for years.

3D printing is great for single, custom items, or prototypes, but I don't know if we'll ever get the price effectiveness and quality of mass produced parts.
 
2013-03-09 12:14:26 PM  

Quantum Apostrophe: Look at the world around you. 3D printing has been around in one form or another for over two decades. You see anything in particular about this world that's mind-blowingly different or awesome? Nope. Been the same for decades.


This is one of the most appallingly ignorant things I've ever read on Fark.

Quantum Apostrophe: Our toys got better. Big whoop.


Yes, I consider the ability to communicate with nearly every other pertinent human being on the planet instantaneously to be the most incredible and most revolutionary technological advancement in the history of mankind. Communications is everything and it is what propels technological progress. I would not consider the apparatus of such a power to be mere "toys".

You are a god damn retard. Seriously, stop thread shiatting with your repulsive ignorance.
 
2013-03-09 12:15:14 PM  

Quantum Apostrophe: That's the future folks!


17 minutes this time. What, were you busy?
 
2013-03-09 12:20:40 PM  

Quantum Apostrophe: Ishkur: Obviously this 3D printing thing is not going anywhere so we should just stop hyping it up. It'll fizzle out just like that computer fad thing in the 70s or the horseless carriage debacle in the 1880s. Technology has limits, y'know.

Yes we'll totally 3D print our clothes, food and aircraft at home from a magical box. 3D printing is not another industrial process involving highly skilled people and expensive machines.

Look at the world around you. 3D printing has been around in one form or another for over two decades. You see anything in particular about this world that's mind-blowingly different or awesome? Nope. Been the same for decades.

Our toys got better. Big whoop.

We've also been alloplasting the human body for a while. You think this is the first time a surgeon's been putting plates on a skull?

You honestly think that without a 3D printer we'd leave this guy walking around with no skull? That the species would have been helpless to shape a bit of metal into skull-shaped plates?

What's more amazing here? That we even know what metal is compatible with the human body and that we can stick it in place, or how the plate was made?

What's the important part here? How many people have 75% of their skull missing?

Mentalpatient87: I'm sure that won't help him live any longer at all.

We don't have any life extension. We don't live longer than 3000 years ago. As a matter of fact, life is awful and terrible and it must be short and free from all technology because nature. But the species must colonize the galaxy. With rockets. That barely go beyond 0.1 Earth radii.

That's the future folks!


I'm just curious, do you have an entire warehouse full of strawmen premade for you where you just pull a couple out and beat the shiat out of them each time you come into a space or 3d printing thread? Or do you make up a new one each time?
 
2013-03-09 12:50:30 PM  

Ishkur: Quantum Apostrophe: Look at the world around you. 3D printing has been around in one form or another for over two decades. You see anything in particular about this world that's mind-blowingly different or awesome? Nope. Been the same for decades.

This is one of the most appallingly ignorant things I've ever read on Fark.

Quantum Apostrophe: Our toys got better. Big whoop.

Yes, I consider the ability to communicate with nearly every other pertinent human being on the planet instantaneously to be the most incredible and most revolutionary technological advancement in the history of mankind. Communications is everything and it is what propels technological progress. I would not consider the apparatus of such a power to be mere "toys".

You are a god damn retard. Seriously, stop thread shiatting with your repulsive ignorance.


To be fair, the first couple posts in the thread were QA bait. It's not far from posting a summon be vets card, then being annoyed he showed. Though he has skipped a number of such threads lately, like the one where they were going to use 3D printing for life extension projects.
 
2013-03-09 01:04:24 PM  

Fano: To be fair, the first couple posts in the thread were QA bait.


I didn't think he'd actually show up. But now that he has, and I got a good sense of his vitriol, I'm now interested in how far he will take it.

The gist of his complaints is that nothing futuristic can be accomplished with current technology. Well duh -- that's like complaining that Alexander Graham Bell's invention is a failure because you can't text people with it. But the great thing about current technology is that it eventually spurns new technology. No, 3D printing won't build a better TV dinner. It's probably not ever going to. But to throw out the tech as because it's unable to progress beyond its current attributes is like an electronics engineer in the 40s throwing out the concept of miniaturization because vacuum tubes can never be made that small.

I'm not a 3D printing proponent. I'm a "well, let's wait and see" kinda guy because if there's one thing I've learned from watching dozens of James Burke video essays, technology has the stochastic tendency to surprise all of us in sporadic and usually very random ways.
 
2013-03-09 01:06:04 PM  

Quantum Apostrophe: We don't live longer than 3000 years ago. As a matter of fact, life is awful and terrible and it must be short and free from all technology because nature. But the species must colonize the galaxy. With rockets. That barely go beyond 0.1 Earth radii.


You should get yourself to an emergency room as soon as possible.
 
2013-03-09 01:13:20 PM  
I seriously hope that we can achieve 3D printing at the molecular level so we can one day synthesize whatever the hell enzyme QA is missing in his brain that makes him such an idiot.

/double points if wel have to do this in orbit.
 
2013-03-09 01:20:50 PM  
I think it's national hide the quantum troll guy day.
 
2013-03-09 01:29:45 PM  

Ishkur: Fano: To be fair, the first couple posts in the thread were QA bait.

I didn't think he'd actually show up. But now that he has, and I got a good sense of his vitriol, I'm now interested in how far he will take it.

The gist of his complaints is that nothing futuristic can be accomplished with current technology. Well duh -- that's like complaining that Alexander Graham Bell's invention is a failure because you can't text people with it. But the great thing about current technology is that it eventually spurns new technology. No, 3D printing won't build a better TV dinner. It's probably not ever going to. But to throw out the tech as because it's unable to progress beyond its current attributes is like an electronics engineer in the 40s throwing out the concept of miniaturization because vacuum tubes can never be made that small.

I'm not a 3D printing proponent. I'm a "well, let's wait and see" kinda guy because if there's one thing I've learned from watching dozens of James Burke video essays, technology has the stochastic tendency to surprise all of us in sporadic and usually very random ways.


I'm not a big 3d printing nutter either, I usually click on threads about the tech, say "neat," then shrug my shoulders. At least the space talk has a little bit of a point; hating a random device like this is a bit deranged.
 
2013-03-09 01:41:42 PM  
Would you print a bear?.
 
2013-03-09 01:50:03 PM  

Thunderboy: Quantum Apostrophe: We don't live longer than 3000 years ago. As a matter of fact, life is awful and terrible and it must be short and free from all technology because nature. But the species must colonize the galaxy. With rockets. That barely go beyond 0.1 Earth radii.

You should get yourself to an emergency room as soon as possible.


his Scar Symmetry song is "A PARANTHESIS IN ETERNITY"
 
2013-03-09 01:58:22 PM  

Fano: Ishkur: Fano: To be fair, the first couple posts in the thread were QA bait.

I didn't think he'd actually show up. But now that he has, and I got a good sense of his vitriol, I'm now interested in how far he will take it.

The gist of his complaints is that nothing futuristic can be accomplished with current technology. Well duh -- that's like complaining that Alexander Graham Bell's invention is a failure because you can't text people with it. But the great thing about current technology is that it eventually spurns new technology. No, 3D printing won't build a better TV dinner. It's probably not ever going to. But to throw out the tech as because it's unable to progress beyond its current attributes is like an electronics engineer in the 40s throwing out the concept of miniaturization because vacuum tubes can never be made that small.

I'm not a 3D printing proponent. I'm a "well, let's wait and see" kinda guy because if there's one thing I've learned from watching dozens of James Burke video essays, technology has the stochastic tendency to surprise all of us in sporadic and usually very random ways.

I'm not a big 3d printing nutter either, I usually click on threads about the tech, say "neat," then shrug my shoulders. At least the space talk has a little bit of a point; hating a random device like this is a bit deranged.


I'm more of a "hey, that's cool - how far can we take that, and where else will it lead us?" kinda guy.

Scientific and technological progress is to be encouraged, and naysayers are a cancer on humanity.
 
2013-03-09 02:01:43 PM  

rustypouch: 3D printing is great for single, custom items, or prototypes, but I don't know if we'll ever get the price effectiveness and quality of mass produced parts.


Of course it won't. It's trying to solve an entirely different class of problem. Mass production is only cheaper when there's a large enough demand to justify producing  en masse. That means there's a lot of possibly great products that never come to the market simply because the market isn't big enough, or connected enough, to justify the investment in tooling up a factory capable of churning out enough units to be cost effective.

3D printing makes small run production economical.

And also, we really shouldn't call it "3D printing", because it's nothing like printing. It's additive manufacturing. That covers a wide range of technologies, everything from the glue-gun-on-a-gantry FDM "printers" (your standard commodity printer), stereolithography, laser sintering.

I build a MakerBot a few years back. It doesn't get much use, mostly because I don't have much call for plastic crap (I mostly built it for the experience).
 
2013-03-09 02:06:36 PM  

Fano: Ishkur: Quantum Apostrophe: Look at the world around you. 3D printing has been around in one form or another for over two decades. You see anything in particular about this world that's mind-blowingly different or awesome? Nope. Been the same for decades.

This is one of the most appallingly ignorant things I've ever read on Fark.

Quantum Apostrophe: Our toys got better. Big whoop.

Yes, I consider the ability to communicate with nearly every other pertinent human being on the planet instantaneously to be the most incredible and most revolutionary technological advancement in the history of mankind. Communications is everything and it is what propels technological progress. I would not consider the apparatus of such a power to be mere "toys".

You are a god damn retard. Seriously, stop thread shiatting with your repulsive ignorance.

To be fair, the first couple posts in the thread were QA bait. It's not far from posting a summon be vets card, then being annoyed he showed. Though he has skipped a number of such threads lately, like the one where they were going to use 3D printing for life extension projects.


It isn't even troll level material.  To be a troll I think there needs to be something coherent in the statement to understand.


/wonders where bevets and tatsuma have gone.
 
2013-03-09 02:27:03 PM  
3D printing?

why not flourescent multilayer discs

img.tfd.com
 
2013-03-09 02:34:23 PM  
1.bp.blogspot.com

Don't Trepanic!
 
2013-03-09 03:06:15 PM  
Yeah, this isn't new. Back around 2004, I interned with the 3D Medical Applications Center at Walter Reed doing the same thing. We made models out of resin, which would be used to create the implant with a laser and titanium powder.

Link
 
2013-03-09 03:29:59 PM  
I collect skulls. I've always wanted a replica of my own skull and the technology is getting there so I'll be able to do it soon. Woo hoo!

www.ipaintwhatisee.com
 
2013-03-09 03:46:14 PM  
In this thread:

i560.photobucket.com
 
2013-03-09 04:09:26 PM  

Quantum Apostrophe: Ishkur: Obviously this 3D printing thing is not going anywhere so we should just stop hyping it up. It'll fizzle out just like that computer fad thing in the 70s or the horseless carriage debacle in the 1880s. Technology has limits, y'know.

Yes we'll totally 3D print our clothes, food and aircraft at home from a magical box. 3D printing is not another industrial process involving highly skilled people and expensive machines.

Look at the world around you. 3D printing has been around in one form or another for over two decades. You see anything in particular about this world that's mind-blowingly different or awesome? Nope. Been the same for decades.

Our toys got better. Big whoop.

We've also been alloplasting the human body for a while. You think this is the first time a surgeon's been putting plates on a skull?

You honestly think that without a 3D printer we'd leave this guy walking around with no skull? That the species would have been helpless to shape a bit of metal into skull-shaped plates?

What's more amazing here? That we even know what metal is compatible with the human body and that we can stick it in place, or how the plate was made?

What's the important part here? How many people have 75% of their skull missing?

Mentalpatient87: I'm sure that won't help him live any longer at all.

We don't have any life extension. We don't live longer than 3000 years ago. As a matter of fact, life is awful and terrible and it must be short and free from all technology because nature. But the species must colonize the galaxy. With rockets. That barely go beyond 0.1 Earth radii.

That's the future folks!


My 8 year old daughter read your post and said "Well if he doesn't want to use one that's fine but if everybody makes fun of him it's his fault."

Seriously though, did someone 3d-print a knife in space and stab your family to death with it?
 
2013-03-09 04:43:33 PM  

Quantum Apostrophe: 3D printing is not another industrial process involving highly skilled people and expensive machines.


Expensive?

When the LaserWriter desktop laser printer was introduced in in 1985, it cost $7,000; with inflation, that would be about $15,000 today.  And yet it kicked off a revolution in desktop publishing that's affected pretty much all of print design since.

You can buy about five MakerBot Replicator 2X's for that much money.  The technology is starting to reach the point where it will soon be affordable for regular people, not just engineers and hobbyists.

(And, like 2D printing, soon you'll start to see copy shops where you can get 3D objects printed for you on demand, if you don't have the equipment at home.)
 
2013-03-09 05:18:51 PM  
encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com

Just don't quote, just don't quote.
 
2013-03-09 05:40:22 PM  
QA is famous for wanting life extension over space exploration but he's also one of those bicyclists that runs red lights every day, so I would say the first thing to extend his life would be to 3-d print him some farking BRAKES.
 
2013-03-09 05:50:48 PM  
If you people don't stop finding so many uses for 3d printers everywhere, the world is going to get the wrongful impression that this is a valuable technology.

/or is it too late?
 
2013-03-09 06:09:22 PM  
Even better, they'll likely take a 3D x-ray of your body
and keep it on record...in case you'll need a replacement.

And then it will fit you better than their guesses at the time.

Of course, you'll still have to deal with your body acclimating with the new material.
And refresh the image every some years, as your body changes.
 
2013-03-09 08:58:08 PM  

Ishkur: Quantum Apostrophe: Look at the world around you. 3D printing has been around in one form or another for over two decades. You see anything in particular about this world that's mind-blowingly different or awesome? Nope. Been the same for decades.

This is one of the most appallingly ignorant things I've ever read on Fark.

Quantum Apostrophe: Our toys got better. Big whoop.

Yes, I consider the ability to communicate with nearly every other pertinent human being on the planet instantaneously to be the most incredible and most revolutionary technological advancement in the history of mankind. Communications is everything and it is what propels technological progress. I would not consider the apparatus of such a power to be mere "toys".

You are a god damn retard. Seriously, stop thread shiatting with your repulsive ignorance.


Ishkur, that right there is why I have you favorited as 'Gnostic'

/+1
 
2013-03-09 10:00:17 PM  
Hear that?  It's my skull!  I'M SO WASTED!
 
2013-03-09 10:48:38 PM  

Quantum Apostrophe: Ishkur: Obviously this 3D printing thing is not going anywhere so we should just stop hyping it up. It'll fizzle out just like that computer fad thing in the 70s or the horseless carriage debacle in the 1880s. Technology has limits, y'know.

Yes we'll totally 3D print our clothes, food and aircraft at home from a magical box. 3D printing is not another industrial process involving highly skilled people and expensive machines.

Look at the world around you. 3D printing has been around in one form or another for over two decades. You see anything in particular about this world that's mind-blowingly different or awesome? Nope. Been the same for decades.

Our toys got better. Big whoop.

We've also been alloplasting the human body for a while. You think this is the first time a surgeon's been putting plates on a skull?

You honestly think that without a 3D printer we'd leave this guy walking around with no skull? That the species would have been helpless to shape a bit of metal into skull-shaped plates?

What's more amazing here? That we even know what metal is compatible with the human body and that we can stick it in place, or how the plate was made?

What's the important part here? How many people have 75% of their skull missing?

Mentalpatient87: I'm sure that won't help him live any longer at all.

We don't have any life extension. We don't live longer than 3000 years ago. As a matter of fact, life is awful and terrible and it must be short and free from all technology because nature. But the species must colonize the galaxy. With rockets. That barely go beyond 0.1 Earth radii.

That's the future folks!


You might like to check with your craniologist. Your recent implant is showing signs of slippage.
 
2013-03-09 11:16:10 PM  

Ishkur: I didn't think he'd actually show up. But now that he has, and I got a good sense of his vitriol, I'm now interested in how far he will take it.


Careful what you wish for.  He didn't get the nickname 'space bevets' for nothing, you know.
 
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