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The revolution in manufacturing


By tovarichpeter   Follow   Sun, 25 Nov 2012, 3:01am PST   558 views   3 comments
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Auntiegrav   Sun, 25 Nov 2012, 5:41am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike     Comment 1

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?

Auntiegrav   Mon, 26 Nov 2012, 11:09am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike     Comment 2

For the motivated Makers:

http://makezine.com/

Kevin   Mon, 26 Nov 2012, 6:33pm PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (1)   Dislike     Comment 3

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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