maltedmothball: ... looks around ...wonder how long it'll take?
maltedmothball: ... looks around ...wonder how long it'll take?/ya'll know what i mean.
Twigz221: I just want 3-D printing for warhammer stuff.
spamdog: 2014 also reported to be the year of Linux on the desktop.Seriously though, people have rather large erections over this 3D printing. I would love to see a Venn diagram of Ron Paul supporters and 3D printing enthusiasts. Pretty sure there would be considerable overlap.
albuquerquehalsey: But are not laser sintering machines much more complicated than a relatively simple extruding printers, which is basically a series of servos and a glue gun?
larkmaj: TFL seems to be confusing laser sintering with stereo lithography, which other than using a laser are very different. Laser sintering is the good stuff, but we won't see consumer grade machines that produce useful products for a while because they're still very touchy, and the powder is a royal pain to work with.
MrHappyRotter: Great, now everybody can own flimsy and delicate plastic items that look like they're made of fish poop that's been painted over!
brainscab: Makerbot produces stuff with a strange texture. Even flat surfaces feel like sand paper.
poot_rootbeer: Go to the Shapeways website and watch some of the video of their six-figure laser sintering machines in action. This isn't going to be adopted in the home until there's a way to prevent fine metallic dust from sticking to every surface.
hardinparamedic: He has graced us with his presence!!! Praise Roddenberry!
Quantum Apostrophe: hardinparamedic: He has graced us with his presence!!! Praise Roddenberry!Let me know when you have a 3D printer at your home and let me know how reality lines up with your expectations.
spamdog: It's not alright to bait specific users, BTW. Seems to me that QA just doesn't buy into the hype about 3D printing and is vocal about it, and everyone else is pissy that he's pointing it out.
Quantum Apostrophe: spamdog: It's not alright to bait specific users, BTW. Seems to me that QA just doesn't buy into the hype about 3D printing and is vocal about it, and everyone else is pissy that he's pointing it out.Basically what I think is that people are very eager to conflate every single disparate technology out there into one imaginary machine, and that this machine will enable some kind of techno post-scarcity utopia. It would be nice, but that shows a staggering ignorance of the complexity emboddied in modern objects.Printing out a lumpy shape that still needs significant hand tuning is all good fun, but Star Trek it aint.People are also very eager to play word games.No one 3D printed a jet engine for example. It is a key chain fob.
larkmaj: Yet you call luddite anybody who speaks positively of the technology no matter how realistic and well informed their opinion is.
Any Pie Left: Print up some plastic brakes for his fixie... won't make a difference, as he is too cool to stop at intersections.
Quantum Apostrophe: larkmaj: Yet you call luddite anybody who speaks positively of the technology no matter how realistic and well informed their opinion is.That's surprising to me. I specifically called out people who had doubts about 3D printing, or am I mistaken?I call them Luddite because that's what people call me when I express doubts. Which is hilarious to me. Ned Ludd actually HAD a technology to rebel against.Let me know when people start losing their jobs en masse because of a magical all-in-one 3D printer.From what I've seen, given the complexity and know-how required, real 3D printing creates jobs.
ArcadianRefugee: Nothing new, no matter what.
spamdog: ArcadianRefugee: Nothing new, no matter what.Well I'm seeing quite a bit of repetition from proponents of 3D printing and the breathless articles like this one that they promote.
anfrind: That happens any time a technology doesn't advance as quickly as people expect. The same thing happened with artificial intelligence.
Quantum Apostrophe: Like 3D fish in a 3D barrel.
Quantum Apostrophe: No one 3D printed a jet engine for example. It is a key chain fob.
spamdog: What he's saying only gets on people's tits because they are so starry-eyed about this technology, and he is bringing them back a step to reality.At least, that's the way I see it.
Thisbymaster: Another reason why patents are a bad idea. They were created to protect the little guy, but all they are used for nowadays are to crush the little guy.
spamdog: anfrind: That happens any time a technology doesn't advance as quickly as people expect. The same thing happened with artificial intelligence.That's quite a comparison! Where is AI today? Certainly not as advanced as people hoped it would be at this point in time!
Virtual Pariah: Twigz221: I just want 3-D printing for warhammer stuff.SHHHH..You want GW breaking down your door for just mentioning that?!?Do that shiat on the down-low...(then send me the cad files).
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