The revolution in manufacturing


By tovarichpeter   Follow   Sun, 25 Nov 2012, 11:01am   454 views   3 comments
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  1. Auntiegrav


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    1   1:41pm Sun 25 Nov 2012   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike  

    Not a word about whether the stuff being made NOW is useful, let alone whether the plastic crap made in makerbots will contribute anything that anyone actually needs.
    Just all about what we believe we want and how to make it even faster and cheaper.
    I'm all for it. Might as well stop paying someone else to make the useless crap you want, so they can stay home without a job and make their own useless crap.
    What will the advertisers have to sell, then?

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    2   7:09pm Mon 26 Nov 2012   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike  

    For the motivated Makers:

    http://makezine.com/

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    3   2:33am Tue 27 Nov 2012   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (1)   Dislike  

    Auntiegrav says

    Not a word about whether the stuff being made NOW is useful, let alone whether the plastic crap made in makerbots will contribute anything that anyone actually needs.

    Just all about what we believe we want and how to make it even faster and cheaper.

    I'm all for it. Might as well stop paying someone else to make the useless crap you want, so they can stay home without a job and make their own useless crap.

    What will the advertisers have to sell, then?

    3d printers already are very useful. Being able to print a discontinued plastic part can save you hundreds or thousands of dollars compared to the old way of doing things: Replace the entire unit with the damaged part, or get a custom injection molding done.

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