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Molecular 3D printer

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posted on Mar, 13 2015 @ 11:03 AM
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www.newsledge.com...



A team of chemists at the University of Illinois have built a machine that builds complex small molecules with a mouse click. It’s a 3-D printer at the molecular level.


Very cool and scary future we can have.

Another Article with a little more info:
3dprint.com...



“The vision for the future is that anyone who needs a specific small molecule can essentially print it out from their computer,” explained Burke. “We are really excited about the immediate impacts that this will have on drug discovery.”



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posted on Mar, 13 2015 @ 11:11 AM
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Does this mean we can have a real life FLDSMDFR?





posted on Mar, 13 2015 @ 11:16 AM
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a reply to: interupt42

We're inching closer to the Star Trek replicator every day. The impact all this will have on the job market is unfathomable however..
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posted on Mar, 13 2015 @ 11:32 AM
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For sure, I can't wait till 3d printing tech is used as the normal means to build building , vehicles. and any large object you can think off . However, first we will likely have to wait till the P0rn industry advances it a bit I suppose.



posted on Mar, 13 2015 @ 06:52 PM
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originally posted by: interupt42
a reply to: Grifter81

For sure, I can't wait till 3d printing tech is used as the normal means to build building , vehicles. and any large object you can think off . However, first we will likely have to wait till the P0rn industry advances it a bit I suppose.


If you consider that CPU's, GPU's and ASIC's are made using laser lithography, we are already printing and baking micro-scale objects, this extends things to organic products. Chinese companies are already investing in the 3D printing of buildings. That involves the pouring of concrete at a viscosity low enough to flow but high enough to stick to other preformed segments.

Large sea-going vessels like oil-tankers, cruise liners are built and assembled using super-cell techniques, where the ship is designed using CAD methods, prefabricated sections are constructed in warehouses by human crews, and then welded/slotted together at the dock to form the final vessel. Imagine if you could replace most if not all of that per-section welding with 3D printing. You could print an entire ship.



posted on Mar, 13 2015 @ 07:00 PM
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Actually.... the way i see it, the job market IS the reason we havent reached star trek advancement yet. It would put 5 billion people out of work.
So it gets trickled down slowly..... not slowly enough apparently!



posted on Mar, 13 2015 @ 07:08 PM
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Actually.... the way i see it, the job market IS the reason we havent reached star trek advancement yet.


Its definitely a catch 22 - the Drive for money can create innovation and at the same token hinder it.

I truly do believe we need to change our economic model for success and the incentives to excel. We need to come up with a model that compensates based on the benefit to society or the many versus the individual . If not I don't see us making it to a level 1 civilization .




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posted on Mar, 13 2015 @ 08:04 PM
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This is great just imagine if we could create food and clean up polution with this tech!



posted on Mar, 13 2015 @ 08:44 PM
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originally posted by: FormOfTheLord
This is great just imagine if we could create food and clean up polution with this tech!


Definitely , but humanities instinct has been to exploit it in the porn industry after the the military comes up with ways to exploit it for mass killings or surveillance purposes,

If we survive , sure it will be awesome to see it put to good use.

Kidding, well half kidding anyways

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posted on Mar, 13 2015 @ 08:44 PM
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originally posted by: FormOfTheLord
This is great just imagine if we could create food and clean up polution with this tech!


Definitely , but humanities instinct has been to exploit it in the porn industry after the the military comes up with ways to exploit it for mass killings or surveillance purposes,

If we survive , sure it will be awesome to see it put to good use.

Kidding, well half kidding anyways



posted on Mar, 14 2015 @ 01:48 AM
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originally posted by: interupt42

originally posted by: FormOfTheLord
This is great just imagine if we could create food and clean up polution with this tech!


Definitely , but humanities instinct has been to exploit it in the porn industry after the the military comes up with ways to exploit it for mass killings or surveillance purposes,

If we survive , sure it will be awesome to see it put to good use.

Kidding, well half kidding anyways


It would be nice to see some technology used to help the world rather than harm it.



posted on Nov, 1 2015 @ 02:13 PM
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Again possibilities are endless with this kind of technology we could essentially make the world into a massive hollow deck where anything we wanted we could just 3d print up! I see no negatives to increasing our abilities to create new and interesting technology.



posted on Nov, 2 2015 @ 11:30 PM
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The possibilities are endless! We could 3d print any material we could imagine! Just think every government must be working on this technology! The race to create whatever they want is on!



posted on Nov, 3 2015 @ 09:01 AM
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We could 3d print microscopic computers with this tech and make cell phones virtually invisible due to them being super small!
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posted on Nov, 3 2015 @ 09:08 AM
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900 Daltons isn't very much...but it won't be long before larger quantities can be made this way, then, if you get a spectrum analysis of, say, a 1958 Margeaux, you could make a bottle....



posted on Nov, 3 2015 @ 07:09 PM
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A molecular 3d printer in every cell phone would change our society, if we put them in everything we could create a new world.




posted on Nov, 9 2015 @ 07:48 AM
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So we need to micro print a micro printing 3d printer which can make other micro printers!

It wont be grey goo but it will be on demand items!



posted on Nov, 17 2015 @ 06:37 AM
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originally posted by: Grifter81
a reply to: interupt42

We're inching closer to the Star Trek replicator every day. The impact all this will have on the job market is unfathomable however..


This could be some really awesome technology if it ever became mass produced! We could create whatever we could put our minds to, assemble new materials and create new technologies to make this tech part of every household.



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posted on Dec, 7 2015 @ 01:11 AM
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3D printers are becoming more and more popular with each passing year. A 3D printer is a machine that allows you to print a three-dimensional object without the use of dies, moulds or machining. There are endless possibilities that a 3D printer can provide.
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