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Nanoose
08-01-2013, 03:32 PM
3D printing is producing some amazing things, in this case, an Aston Martin (http://i.imgur.com/4awZR3n.jpg)

So, if an Aston Martin, why not a boat?

Perhaps a new industry for someone to develop?

Lots of potential here that I hadn't really thought about until the Aston Martin thing.

johnw
08-01-2013, 03:35 PM
It's been done.

http://gcn.com/articles/2012/07/31/3d-printing-milk-jug-boats-to-airliners.aspx

Canoez
08-01-2013, 03:36 PM
3D printing is producing some amazing things, in this case, an Aston Martin (http://i.imgur.com/4awZR3n.jpg)

So, if an Aston Martin, why not a boat?

Perhaps a new industry for someone to develop?

Lots of potential here that I hadn't really thought about until the Aston Martin thing.

Been done on the small scale (http://canoez.blogspot.com/2012/11/now-thats-just-cool-not-wood-but-cool.html).

Nanoose
08-01-2013, 03:43 PM
It's been done.

http://gcn.com/articles/2012/07/31/3d-printing-milk-jug-boats-to-airliners.aspx

Well! Look at that!
Yes, it's a boat, but I guess I was picturing something a bit more cruise worthy. ;)

Paul Pless
08-01-2013, 03:44 PM
3D printing is producing some amazing things, in this case, an Aston Martin (http://i.imgur.com/4awZR3n.jpg)Wonder if his 3D printer is gonna be able to pull off a reasonable copy of Tadek Marek's masterpiece???

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/9f/Aston_Martin_DB4_Series_1_engine.JPG

beernd
08-02-2013, 05:40 PM
The world wide web was the thing that marked the 20th century.
3D printing will be the thing for the 21th century, we are only 13 years into it.
We live interesting times.

skuthorp
08-02-2013, 06:17 PM
There was a program about this, and where it's going here a week ago. They're talking about printing a Moon base using minerals available on the moon, and how do they get the big printer there? A smaller one of course.

Jim Bow
08-02-2013, 10:12 PM
The world wide web was the thing that marked the 20th century.
3D printing will be the thing for the 21th century, we are only 13 years into it.
We live interesting times.

Prior to 1995, the average working stiff had never used the World Wide Web. That means it was, in essence, 5 years old at the end of the 20th century. If anything "marked" the 20th century, I'd go with radio or the airplane, with the automobile bringing up the ranks.

Full Tilt
08-02-2013, 11:09 PM
There was a program about this, and where it's going here a week ago. They're talking about printing a Moon base using minerals available on the moon, and how do they get the big printer there? A smaller one of course.

Between drones with artificial intelligence and replicating 3D printers that can spit out miniguns and perpetually enlarge themselves, we could be in real trouble.

Hope no one builds a robot capable of fixing these robots when they break down!

Mike

Nanoose
08-02-2013, 11:31 PM
AI is now at the level of a 4 year old; wonder where it'll be in 18 months.

Full Tilt
08-02-2013, 11:36 PM
Kindergarten?

:p

skuthorp
08-03-2013, 05:15 AM
The race may be on between the pressure on man of the changing environment and the technology to preserve the civilisation some of us enjoy and maybe enable some others to leave. The possibilities of printer technology in using materials from the destination to build the structures solves one of the basic problems of space travel. But it's still more likely that we will only travel longer distances vicariously, using robots, owing to time and gravity and radiation factors on a human body.

David W Pratt
08-03-2013, 02:22 PM
20th century? Mass production

Mad Scientist
08-03-2013, 04:40 PM
There was a program about this, and where it's going here a week ago. They're talking about printing a Moon base using minerals available on the moon, and how do they get the big printer there? A smaller one of course.

...and there's a printer which will work in zero-g, headed for the ISS next year. http://gigaom.com/2013/07/22/how-a-3d-printer-will-change-life-aboard-the-international-space-station/

Tom