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    I have recently been blown away by the techniques of 3D printing.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/3D_printing

    Thoughts about it? When it comes to the masses, I want to replicate working technology and equipment that people don't buy anymore, from the 80's or 90's. How does that sound?
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      • 2 years 6 months ago
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      How long before there are Create-a-figurine shops? (Similar to Build-A-Bear)
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        If I can sit the secretary on it I'm all for it.
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          I'm actually a bit concerned about it. What if someone prints a 3D weapon?
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            The first I've heard about 3D printers was a couple years ago when I was on a tour of the Academy of Arts. They were showing the students examples of 3D models that students created from Autodesk Maya and other 3D animation software. The models were printed as figurines from the school's 3D printer. When I first saw it, I was amazed at what it can do.

            But also, 3D printers are very expensive. It shouldn't really come as a surprise considering how much you can do for 3D printing. An easier alternative though is to use 3D printing services online. I thought about doing that through some of the 3D models I've been working on. I would also probably use it as a prop in a film I'm working on.
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              • 2 years 6 months ago
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              randomuser2349 wrote:
              I'm actually a bit concerned about it. What if someone prints a 3D weapon?

              Such as...a gun or something? That doesn't really make sense considering how the technology works.
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                At this point it would be impossible to create a gun, unless you 3d printed every piece individually, and even then it's far from possible. Plus, the materials used for 3d printing would not work for such a weapon.

                Now, a knife...
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                  Maybe in the future it can, what I was wondering if you can possibly duplicate retro/discontinued products and stuff.
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                    stake n sheak wrote:
                    randomuser2349 wrote:
                    I'm actually a bit concerned about it. What if someone prints a 3D weapon?

                    Such as...a gun or something? That doesn't really make sense considering how the technology works.


                    Well, I have been proven wrong in relatively short order.

                    http://www.wired.com/2014/10/1200-machine-making-untraceable-guns-just-sold-36-hours/
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