Monday, March 30, 2015

Mind's Eye Re: Additive Manufacturing

Not sure what really big means, but the biggest I've seen is probably at the Society of Manufacturing Engineers expo, about 6'x12'x12', the portable model used for shows. I'm sure the auto plants in the are have some in use already as the supplier companies attend at least a dozen various shows throughout the year, including the North American International Auto Show that puts almost a million people through the center in two weeks.

Vodka's not a health food?

On Sunday, March 29, 2015 at 11:21:46 PM UTC-4, archytas wrote:
Nah!  I'd rather take a flight to Schipol and cadge some strong espresso from Allan.  Have you seen any of the really big 3-D printers?  Some of them are printing with plasma metals.

And there's no need for you to start casting aspersions just because someone else isn't!    

On Sunday, March 29, 2015 at 11:31:50 PM UTC+1, Molly wrote:
Drinking tonight? don't do anything we will regret.

On Sunday, March 29, 2015 at 5:42:32 PM UTC-4, archytas wrote:
Chris and I should already be marketing the 'stop at 9 inches' software for the hardware.

On Sunday, March 29, 2015 at 8:27:11 PM UTC+1, Molly wrote:
There have been several events through the center this year focusing additive manufacturing, or 3D printing, that has become so exact that auto parts can be manufactured successfully with the technology:  The medical industry has even started making body parts:

Not sure I would sign up for that, but what do you think? Game changer?


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