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The revolution in manufacturing

By tovarichpeter   2012 Nov 25, 3:01am   1,231 views   3 comments   watch (0)   quote      

http://www.economist.com/node/21567127

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1   Auntiegrav     2012 Nov 25, 5:41am  ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

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?

2   Auntiegrav     2012 Nov 26, 11:09am  ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

For the motivated Makers:

http://makezine.com/

3   Kevin     2012 Nov 26, 6:33pm  ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   quote    

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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