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3D-printed clothing, robotics and sports technology are featured on January 7, 2015 at the Consumer Electronics Show held in Las Vegas, Nevada January 6-9, 2015
originally posted by: cArLoSCuBsTaR
Ah... 3d printing... Our saviour! Free us from the grip greedy corporate scumbags! Except it won't. It'll be no different to now except there'll be no shops. You'll pay for schematics instead because no-one will learn 3d programming when you could just pay to download superior designed products. My advice is to start collecting hi res 3d models of every simple day to day item into a database then setup a shop specifically to sell 3d printer ready models. Because of this I really can't get excited about it. All it will do is put people out of jobs.... Again
originally posted by: DYepes
In America 3d printing will only bring back jobs, not take them away. Currently 3d printer is still at the same place PC computers had in the late eighties. Starting to gain mainstream momentum but very limited in capacity. You have 5-15 years starting from today to become the next Dell, HP, Microsoft or Apple of 3d printing. Yes you cArLoSCuBsTaR, or FormOfTheLord , or lostbook, or Hithemerinos, or myself (working on it). I have already identified a niche and a location within my community to provide a type of Kinkos for 3d printing once my tax money hits and I use it to secure a loan.
an old school chum of mine and several people I have met over the years that are good friends are on board for programming and plan designs. I am still trying to go over what machines are out there for what capabilities for my initial acquisition. See unlike in the eighties, I already have a timeline to go from of when current gen models will go out of date an how fast they will upgrade with new capabilities. That just means I have a head start into the local re-sale market of these devices as well
Come on guys, we are the future right?? Star Trek replicators are here today. Lets be the initial entrepreneurs and become big names in our cities over the next decade as the initial investors and merchants of this technology. Why wait for the next guy to do it? We know it works in practice, and we know its only going to get better, and we know someone IS going to be THAT guy in your city, it might as well be you right???
originally posted by: Eonnn
They say they can print human organs using skin cells, tailor made for your own body. One day it will be able to print food & drinks just like a replicator from Star Trek.