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2014-03-27 10:57:36 AM  
They can replace someone's entire skull, while they're alive?!? Yikes. That's good news for lots of people, but please don't tell me anything about pictures.
 
2014-03-27 11:16:23 AM  
What about if I'm run over by an asshole in a car yammering on a 3d-printed phone?
 
2014-03-27 11:59:36 AM  

TwistedIvory: What about if I'm run over by an asshole in a car yammering on a 3d-printed phone?


What if its a 3D printed car? In a 3D printed city? IN A 3D PRINTED WORLD???!!!


EVERYBODY PANIC!
 
2014-03-27 12:03:13 PM  

gopher321: TwistedIvory: What about if I'm run over by an asshole in a car yammering on a 3d-printed phone?

What if its a 3D printed car? In a 3D printed city? IN A 3D PRINTED WORLD???!!!


EVERYBODY PANIC!


For some reason I'm reminded of that song "Blue" by Eiffel 65. Except replace "blue" with "3d-printed."
 
2014-03-27 12:05:14 PM  
Demon I am and face I peel
media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com
 
2014-03-27 12:12:49 PM  
So can I get a 3d printed skull with like say Brad Pitt's facial bone structure intead of my own?
 
2014-03-27 12:15:23 PM  

gopher321: TwistedIvory: What about if I'm run over by an asshole in a car yammering on a 3d-printed phone?

What if its a 3D printed car? In a 3D printed city? IN A 3D PRINTED WORLD???!!!


EVERYBODY PANIC!


You wouldn't download a car!
 
2014-03-27 12:18:27 PM  
PC Load Mandible?

What the feck does that even mean?
 
2014-03-27 12:19:03 PM  
Pity they put the scalp back. She would have had a great built in costume.
derekwinnert.com
 
2014-03-27 12:19:03 PM  
I'm waiting for someone to jump on the opportunity to offer 3d printed fetuses. They already have the "4d" ultrasounds, which really are just a 3d can of the fetus. Would be rather trivial to take that point cloud and change it into something you could 3d print. Now the parents can have a little model of what their baby looks like before its born.
 
2014-03-27 12:19:38 PM  
Subby may be on to something...

If you are getting a skull replacement, why just get a regular skull-shaped skull?  Might as well upgrade!  Maybe a true block-head skull, or something with horns or convenient storage compartments or something.

I smell photoshop opportunities...
 
2014-03-27 12:21:36 PM  

kidgenius: I'm waiting for someone to jump on the opportunity to offer 3d printed fetuses. They already have the "4d" ultrasounds, which really are just a 3d can of the fetus. Would be rather trivial to take that point cloud and change it into something you could 3d print. Now the parents can have a little model of what their baby looks like before its born.


That's a good idea. You should have thought to patent it. Too late now, sucker I'm going to be rich.

/patent pending!
 
2014-03-27 12:24:12 PM  
It's so sad we don't still have QA around anymore. This story would have made his brain asplode - the meltdown would have been epic!
 
2014-03-27 12:25:16 PM  
Wow, they used the miracle of 3D printing to make a plastic thing that could have been cast a hundred years ago or vacuformed in the '50s. What other wonders will 3D printing perform today?

www.theblaze.com
 
2014-03-27 12:27:16 PM  
You know that metal plate in my head? I had to have it replaced, cause every time Catherine revved up the microwave I'd piss my pants and forget who I was for a half hour or so. So over at the VA they had to replace it with plastic.
 
2014-03-27 12:29:39 PM  

LazyMedia: Wow, they used the miracle of 3D printing to make a plastic thing that could have been cast a hundred years ago or vacuformed in the '50s. What other wonders will 3D printing perform today?

[www.theblaze.com image 629x342]


www.songspeak.com
 
2014-03-27 12:29:48 PM  
Boring, bullet; that's a joke son, you missed it!
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2014-03-27 12:30:25 PM  
img.fark.net

She will have to wear these special glasses for the rest of her life.
 
2014-03-27 12:32:04 PM  

kidgenius: I'm waiting for someone to jump on the opportunity to offer 3d printed fetuses. They already have the "4d" ultrasounds, which really are just a 3d can of the fetus. Would be rather trivial to take that point cloud and change it into something you could 3d print. Now the parents can have a little model of what their baby looks like before its born.


I could swear I've already seen that product somewhere.

LazyMedia: Wow, they used the miracle of 3D printing to make a plastic thing that could have been cast a hundred years ago or vacuformed in the '50s. What other wonders will 3D printing perform today?


Compared to 3d printing, how fast and accurately are those methods able to create a one-off product?
 
2014-03-27 12:33:08 PM  
3-D printed bullets???!!!!
zandernerf.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-03-27 12:35:25 PM  
Not sure I'd have a lot of confidence in a doctor.........who sounds like the "Swedish Chef".
 
2014-03-27 12:35:57 PM  

Noticeably F.A.T.: kidgenius: I'm waiting for someone to jump on the opportunity to offer 3d printed fetuses. They already have the "4d" ultrasounds, which really are just a 3d can of the fetus. Would be rather trivial to take that point cloud and change it into something you could 3d print. Now the parents can have a little model of what their baby looks like before its born.

I could swear I've already seen that product somewhere.


You have:
http://3d-babies.com/
 
2014-03-27 12:38:09 PM  
Will the 3D printed bullet from the 3D printed gun pierce my 3D printed helmet and force me to get a 3D printed skull?


3D printed!
 
2014-03-27 12:44:52 PM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: She will have to wear these special glasses for the rest of her life.


Win!
 
2014-03-27 12:45:55 PM  
I can't wait for Facebook to acquire a big 3D printer company. The nerd rage will power the earth for decades.
 
2014-03-27 12:47:37 PM  

kidgenius: I'm waiting for someone to jump on the opportunity to offer 3d printed fetuses. They already have the "4d" ultrasounds, which really are just a 3d can of the fetus. Would be rather trivial to take that point cloud and change it into something you could 3d print. Now the parents can have a little model of what their baby looks like before its born.


Fetuses and newborns aren't very attractive.

/the first cry though, that is AWESOME
//not facetious
 
2014-03-27 12:48:37 PM  

IncessantHooting: Noticeably F.A.T.: kidgenius: I'm waiting for someone to jump on the opportunity to offer 3d printed fetuses. They already have the "4d" ultrasounds, which really are just a 3d can of the fetus. Would be rather trivial to take that point cloud and change it into something you could 3d print. Now the parents can have a little model of what their baby looks like before its born.

I could swear I've already seen that product somewhere.

You have:
http://3d-babies.com/


That's creepy.
 
2014-03-27 12:52:22 PM  

IncessantHooting: Noticeably F.A.T.: kidgenius: I'm waiting for someone to jump on the opportunity to offer 3d printed fetuses. They already have the "4d" ultrasounds, which really are just a 3d can of the fetus. Would be rather trivial to take that point cloud and change it into something you could 3d print. Now the parents can have a little model of what their baby looks like before its born.

I could swear I've already seen that product somewhere.

You have:
http://3d-babies.com/


3d-babies.com

"Not only am I the president, I'm also a client."
 
2014-03-27 12:53:50 PM  
I would have been more impressed if they had scanned her existing skull (sans over-thickening) and printed *that* to replace the actual skull they were removing.

Having said that, it is AMAZEBALLS what surgeons can do these days.

/  Did you see the part where he's all like "Bork dee bork bork" and poking the patient's brain?  Awesome.  *poke*
 
2014-03-27 12:53:56 PM  
"The Dutch patient had a condition that caused her skull to thicken."


Here we call that "a husband".
 
2014-03-27 12:55:52 PM  
Statistically, it it more likely that a person's skull will be penetrated by the cartridge from their own disintegrating, poorly 3d-printed gun or that they will be shot by someone using one on purpose?
 
2014-03-27 12:57:29 PM  
The Dutch patient had a condition that caused her skull to thicken.

Otherwise known as being a republican.
 
2014-03-27 12:57:34 PM  
weapon-X anyone?  Enjoy your freshly printed ballistic laminate skull.
 
2014-03-27 12:57:54 PM  
I don't get it.  If you're going through the effort to get your skull replaced, wouldn't you want it to be replaced with titanium or something so you could have a bulletproof head?

I can't be the only one thinking this.
 
2014-03-27 12:59:54 PM  

kidgenius: I'm waiting for someone to jump on the opportunity to offer 3d printed fetuses. They already have the "4d" ultrasounds, which really are just a 3d can of the fetus. Would be rather trivial to take that point cloud and change it into something you could 3d print. Now the parents can have a little model of what their baby looks like before its born.


... and then would it be displayed on the mantle?
 
2014-03-27 01:00:49 PM  

macadamnut: IncessantHooting: Noticeably F.A.T.: kidgenius: I'm waiting for someone to jump on the opportunity to offer 3d printed fetuses. They already have the "4d" ultrasounds, which really are just a 3d can of the fetus. Would be rather trivial to take that point cloud and change it into something you could 3d print. Now the parents can have a little model of what their baby looks like before its born.

I could swear I've already seen that product somewhere.

You have:
http://3d-babies.com/

[3d-babies.com image 500x375]

"Not only am I the president, I'm also a client."


The people who started doing this are relatives of an ex-employee of mine. She says they don't get that it's creepy and don't understand that whatever media they get is because everyone is amazed that they think printing 3d fetuses is a good idea.
 
2014-03-27 01:05:14 PM  

Day_Old_Dutchie: The Dutch patient had a condition that caused her skull to thicken.

Otherwise known as being a republican.


Yeah man, you tell 'em. Genius.
 
2014-03-27 01:08:25 PM  
I watched something about the magic bullet and JFK last night on PBS. I had never actually seen the film in motion at the point where his head exploded. The Zapruder film was always stopped just before impact all the other times I've seen it.

I guess a 3D printed skull wouldn't have helped him much.
 
2014-03-27 01:13:30 PM  
Okay, I'll give you the 3D printed skull.... but manned space flight... that's still a no-go, right?
 
2014-03-27 01:13:36 PM  

Mirrorz: I watched something about the magic bullet and JFK last night on PBS. I had never actually seen the film in motion at the point where his head exploded. The Zapruder film was always stopped just before impact all the other times I've seen it.

I guess a 3D printed skull wouldn't have helped him much.


Room for a new slogan: "Get a 3-D printed brain, moran!"
 
2014-03-27 01:13:43 PM  

LazyMedia: Wow, they used the miracle of 3D printing to make a plastic thing that could have been cast a hundred years ago or vacuformed in the '50s. What other wonders will 3D printing perform today?

[www.theblaze.com image 629x342]


Really?  A 1950's vacuformed plastic piece would have been a perfectly fitted skullcap for a specific person?  I suppose they could have make a specific perfect form for one person, but that would have been difficult and wasteful, and just dropping a scan into a 3D printer to create was actually much easier and less wasteful.
 
2014-03-27 01:23:50 PM  

zulius: gopher321: TwistedIvory: What about if I'm run over by an asshole in a car yammering on a 3d-printed phone?

What if its a 3D printed car? In a 3D printed city? IN A 3D PRINTED WORLD???!!!


EVERYBODY PANIC!

You wouldn't download a car!


I would totally download a car! Except I'd download something labeled as a Chevy Corvette but it would actually be a Geo Prism. Or it would be password protected and you'd have to sign up for a bunch of spam to find out it was the wrong car anyway!
 
2014-03-27 01:33:34 PM  
So we can extend people's lives with 3D printing!

/Sounds like a Quality Application
//I think I just heard someone's brain splode
 
2014-03-27 01:37:59 PM  
Wait til the anthropologist dig her up.  In the 1900s to 2100s, the ancient humans experimented with body replacement parts hoping to appease a god of oil.  Here, a high priestess has sacrificed the bones in her skull in the hope that oil producing prefectures and fracking wizards will produce more oil for consumption.
 
2014-03-27 01:41:33 PM  
CSB: When I was in high school, I volunteered at the 3D Medical Applications Lab doing pretty much the same thing. This was about a decade ago.
 
2014-03-27 02:03:42 PM  
There's only one thing I would 3-D print:

battlecollege.wikispaces.com

My problem is that all the 3-D printed minis I've seen are all porous and lack a lot of detail :/.

/Unpainted, though
//I love to paint
 
2014-03-27 02:04:00 PM  

LazyMedia: Wow, they used the miracle of 3D printing to make a plastic thing that could have been cast a hundred years ago or vacuformed in the '50s. What other wonders will 3D printing perform today?


I'm all with you on the skepticism about 3D printing, which hasn't come anywhere near the hype and doesn't appear to be getting there fast.

But bone replacements are one pretty good use of it. It's a case where the only structural property you need is "hard", and the shape matters more than anything. It doesn't need to be flexible, or conductive, or heat-resistant, or squishy, or reflective, or a combination of various properties in various parts. Maybe some day 3D printers will give us those things, but it doesn't appear to be any time soon.

Meantime, I do appreciate the few things it's good at, most especially its ability to do one-offs inexpensively. Something you can't get with anything that requires a mold. (But it can be good for making molds!)
 
2014-03-27 02:11:57 PM  

tennyson: LazyMedia: Wow, they used the miracle of 3D printing to make a plastic thing that could have been cast a hundred years ago or vacuformed in the '50s. What other wonders will 3D printing perform today?

I'm all with you on the skepticism about 3D printing, which hasn't come anywhere near the hype and doesn't appear to be getting there fast.

But bone replacements are one pretty good use of it. It's a case where the only structural property you need is "hard", and the shape matters more than anything. It doesn't need to be flexible, or conductive, or heat-resistant, or squishy, or reflective, or a combination of various properties in various parts. Maybe some day 3D printers will give us those things, but it doesn't appear to be any time soon.

Meantime, I do appreciate the few things it's good at, most especially its ability to do one-offs inexpensively. Something you can't get with anything that requires a mold. (But it can be good for making molds!)


Oh, I'm totally down with 3D printing (or additive manufacturing, which is a more descriptive name). It's quite cool, and certainly has it's place among a lot of other ways to make stuff. But the 3D printer fanboys swooning over how they're going to bittorrent a free Tesla make me tired, so I exaggerate for effect.
 
2014-03-27 02:22:04 PM  

gopher321: TwistedIvory: What about if I'm run over by an asshole in a car yammering on a 3d-printed phone?

What if its a 3D printed car? In a 3D printed city? IN A 3D PRINTED WORLD???!!!


EVERYBODY PANIC!


You wouldn't download a car?
 
2014-03-27 02:38:36 PM  

The Stealth Hippopotamus: Will the 3D printed bullet from the 3D printed gun pierce my 3D printed helmet and force me to get a 3D printed skull?


3D printed! Burma Shave

 
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