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(Washington Post)   The latest use for 3-D printers? Giving cardiac surgeons practice runs   (washingtonpost.com) divider line 30
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2013-05-13 09:43:32 PM
I LOVE this use of technology. For every use of technology to help people live and be well, my hope for humanity grows a little bit more.
 
2013-05-13 09:50:00 PM
I'm terrified the government and industry will conspire to regulate these things into oblivion before I can use them to print off humorously large plastic cocks to leave on people's cars.
 
2013-05-13 10:00:14 PM
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My God, what a brave new world we live in! We were never able to make plastic blobs before!

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2013-05-13 10:03:13 PM

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My God, what a brave new world we live in! We were never able to make plastic blobs before!

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you should have included operation you old crank you

I was hoping they were actually printing full scale models of the patients hearts before procedures, and it was nice to see they were doing that.
 
2013-05-13 10:03:24 PM
QA, do you get a text message set to IMPORTANT every time a Fark headline with "3D printer" goes green?
 
2013-05-13 10:05:24 PM

Iknhaton: QA, do you get a text message set to IMPORTANT every time a Fark headline with "3D printer" goes green?


Yes, I need a break from my busy life of banging supermodels.

I just wonder what happened to VR. I thought all these gloopy real world objects and moving parts were passé.
 
2013-05-13 10:14:29 PM

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My God, what a brave new world we live in! We were never able to make plastic blobs before!

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"The cardiac anatomy of this patient is very rare," said Olivieri. "And it's not like there's an FDA-designed device that will solve it." The model allowed her to "look at the anatomy in 3-D and do some practice runs where the patient isn't involved."


I think you're a plastic blob.
 
2013-05-13 10:16:54 PM
I thought the latest trend was giving heart surgeons more work.

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/All that pearl clutching can't be good for the old ticker.
 
2013-05-13 10:17:21 PM

Quantum Apostrophe: Iknhaton: QA, do you get a text message set to IMPORTANT every time a Fark headline with "3D printer" goes green?

Yes, I need a break from my busy life of banging supermodels.

I just wonder what happened to VR. I thought all these gloopy real world objects and moving parts were passé.


"Because you've got a three-
dimensional problem," she says. "What we're all trying to do is reconstruct how far away X and Y are. But now you can just take [the model], and hold it, and look at it, and say, 'Oh, they're that far away.' "

I think you're a gloopy real world object with moving parts and quite passé .
 
2013-05-13 10:32:25 PM
I'll stick with printing off plastic guns and invisibility cloaks for said guns, thanks.
 
2013-05-13 10:54:31 PM
Go print some plastic brake pads for your fixie, Quantum, it's not like they'll wear out
 
2013-05-13 11:29:12 PM
Much better use for this technology than what those paranoid oversized children were doing making guns! Science, biatches!
 
2013-05-13 11:45:11 PM
Does this mean I can practice everything I learned from Surgeon Simulator 2013?
 
2013-05-13 11:47:48 PM
3D printers that help life extension? Doesn't this make Space Bevets' head explode (I can't see from this account)?
 
2013-05-14 12:07:50 AM

Trollin4Colon: Does this mean I can practice everything I learned from Surgeon Simulator 2013?


Don't tell me you actually tried to play that game!
 
2013-05-14 01:08:09 AM
As someone facing a tricky cardiac stent insertion in the near future, I really like this use of technology. Makes me happy to know that the docs are making sure they can do it right.
 
2013-05-14 01:40:17 AM

Dumb-Ass-Monkey: As someone facing a tricky cardiac stent insertion in the near future, I really like this use of technology. Makes me happy to know that the docs are making sure they can do it right.


What makes you think they're doing it in your case?
 
2013-05-14 02:47:44 AM
That is extremely farking cool.  It's an awesome idea and I hope it makes a lot of money for whoever made it work.
 
2013-05-14 03:12:13 AM

Quantum Apostrophe: [forrfiles.files.wordpress.com image 850x850]

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My God, what a brave new world we live in! We were never able to make plastic blobs before!

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You seem irrationally hostile to this technology. I don't think you're hostile (as you claim) to the people who tout it, but if you are, you'd probably have noticed by now that no matter your persistence on Fark, the world is moving onward without caring at all about your views.

So, you seem irrationally hostile. I don't really understand why.
 
2013-05-14 04:15:18 AM

Quantum Apostrophe: Iknhaton: QA, do you get a text message set to IMPORTANT every time a Fark headline with "3D printer" goes green?

Yes, I need a break from my busy life of banging supermodels.

I just wonder what happened to VR. I thought all these gloopy real world objects and moving parts were passé.


Haha, I can't help but like you sometimes.
 
2013-05-14 06:34:33 AM

JesusJuice: That is extremely farking cool.  It's an awesome idea and I hope it makes a lot of money for whoever made it work.


Unfortunately, it was Space Bevets who came up with the idea. This was his plan all along: constantly scream how useless 3D printers are while secretly developing a profitable business model off of their use. He effectively killed of all competition before it could even develop, and now he's going to be a Brazillionaire because of it.

/I hear he also has a working intergalactic spaceship
 
2013-05-14 07:28:57 AM

Bisu: JesusJuice: That is extremely farking cool.  It's an awesome idea and I hope it makes a lot of money for whoever made it work.

Unfortunately, it was Space Bevets who came up with the idea. This was his plan all along: constantly scream how useless 3D printers are while secretly developing a profitable business model off of their use. He effectively killed of all competition before it could even develop, and now he's going to be a Brazillionaire because of it.

/I hear he also has a working intergalactic spaceship


lol
 
2013-05-14 07:33:08 AM
So is 3D printing magic?
 
2013-05-14 07:55:15 AM

NeverDrunk23: So is 3D printing magic?


Not yet -- it's still pretty easily distinguishable from it.
 
2013-05-14 08:22:12 AM
So, shall we start taking bets on how long it will be until the first doctor gets caught in a compromising position with a 3D printed patient?
 
2013-05-14 03:48:50 PM
I can already foresee ladies using 3D printers to make dildoes in those redneck states that still outlaw them.
 
2013-05-14 04:27:15 PM
3d printing used to prolong life. We're half way to making QA's head explode.

Phase 2? The first people offered biological ruggedization will be those working in the space industry.
 
2013-05-14 06:06:05 PM
This seems to be a better use of the technology than than trying to convince consumers they want their cups/plates/etc in ABS plastic.

Wasn't there a story a while back about them using 3D printers to knock out inserts for giving bone/tissue a framework to grow around (I don't mean splints but stuff surgically inserted that supports to tissue as you heal).
 
2013-05-14 07:20:59 PM

TV's Vinnie: I can already foresee ladies using 3D printers to make dildoes in those redneck states that still outlaw them.


If they used a cheap 3D printer would they come out ribbed?
 
2013-05-14 09:52:03 PM

Dumb-Ass-Monkey: As someone facing a tricky cardiac stent insertion in the near future, I really like this use of technology. Makes me happy to know that the docs are making sure they can do it right.


ask to take your heart home with you
 
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