DailyDirt: 3D Printing Doesn't Require Dorky Glasses

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Every so often, there's a catchy gadget label that tries to make things sound cooler than they are. For example, I've actually seen sunglasses that advertised that they provided "HD vision" -- even though they were non-prescription. The "HD" fad may be dying down, but the "3D" train might just be boarding. The development of 3D printing technology, though, is legitimately cool. Here are just a few examples.
  • Growing certain simple human organs from scratch is possible, and more complex organs are on the way. "I just do eyes, ju-, ju-, just eyes... just genetic design, just eyes. You Nexus, huh? I design your eyes." [url]
  • A 3D-printed flute took 15 hours to print -- with some assembly required. Maybe musical instruments will get a lot cheaper -- and encourage more kids to play them (interactively with video games, perhaps?). [url]
  • Printed food could be made from soylent green ink. Actually, it's not people, but it could be -- if it were combined with the human organ printing project. [url]


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      Esahc (profile), Jan 7th, 2011 @ 5:50pm

      If you ware 3D glasses whilst operating a 3D printer does is destroy the space time continuum?

       

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      Esahc (profile), Jan 7th, 2011 @ 5:52pm

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      *wear* (comment fail)

       

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      Anonymous Coward, Jan 7th, 2011 @ 6:55pm

      http://www.lukejerram.com/projects/talking_ring

      Wow, now I can print a talking wedding ring for wife :)

       

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      Modplan (profile), Jan 7th, 2011 @ 7:15pm

      Reprap seems cooler to me than the Objet:

      http://reprap.org/wiki/Main_Page

       

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      freak (profile), Jan 7th, 2011 @ 7:19pm

      Man, I take my eyes off 3D printers for one minute and they become 10x cooler!


      I really should get involved in that scene somehow

       

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      Anonymous Coward, Jan 7th, 2011 @ 11:55pm

      So I geuss we'll have homeland security going after those nasty penis pirates now.....

       

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      harbingerofdoom (profile), Jan 8th, 2011 @ 9:10am

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      not all that cool unless you can make it demand a sammich be made.... then its totally cool.

       

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      Hephaestus (profile), Jan 8th, 2011 @ 10:58am

      This post is probably going to get some visits by raelien's. They are heavy into the whole printing up new bodies and mind uploading thing.

      By the way great blade runner quote.

       

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      Michael Ho (profile), Jan 8th, 2011 @ 1:39pm

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      Heh. Glad someone out there caught my Blade Runner reference!

       

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      Darryl Collins, Jan 10th, 2011 @ 4:36am

      3D printer using paper

      Nice. I love this 3D printer from guys in Ireland - prints 3D on paper so much cheaper to operate: http://www.mcortechnologies.com/

       

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      Printing Brisbane, Sep 14th, 2011 @ 7:53am

      This is really very nice concept. Thanks for sharing this concept with us.

       

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