#1
So I've been hearing a lot about this technology (3d printing) recently.

Apparently you can make your own musical instruments.

http://www.classicfm.com/instruments/3d-printed-instruments/

However, now everyday folks can use it too.

https://pinshape.com/items/3185-3d-printed-guitar-strap-knob-cap

Is this really happening or just another broken dream . . . (Thanks to the Jetsons, I'm still awaiting a proper flying car). If you are personally familiar with this technology, please share some more info (Cost, Availability, etc).
#2
Oh, Lord, catch up.

3D printing is being used for everything from making artificial hands and electrical circuits to making tools to printing food (yes...) to building houses in 24 hours. 3D printing was new back when Jar Jar Binks was new (that's been a coupla years, meesa thinkso). George Lucas was using it as a "3D fax machine" to okay action figure designs even before that. Mock it up on your computer in New York or Mumbai, email it and he could have a 3D version printed, to size, next to his desk.

You can buy a couple of different 3D printers through Sam's Club (about $1200 and $2400, respectively) that make stuff from melted plastic, but 3D printers are making metal parts, food from protein and plant sources, houses and other buildings from various slurries of local mud, etc., parts out of nearly anything for...everything. They're taking 3D printers into space, projecting them being used on Mars expeditions to make things out of materials that are available on Mars, rather than hauling all that heavy crap with them.

http://www.3dpinfo.com/tag/3d-printed-rocket/




If you want to know more, Google is your friend.
Last edited by dspellman at May 16, 2016,
#3
Quote by dspellman
Oh, Lord, catch up.


Point noted my friend. Wow - mind blown indeed. Thx for the info! (To the 'Google Search' mobile).
#5
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Point noted my friend. Wow - mind blown indeed. Thx for the info! (To the 'Google Search' mobile).


Didn't mean that in a bad way; it's just a field that's accelerating so quickly. What they're doing now is roughly reminiscent of Star Trek technology ("Tea. Earl Grey. Hot.").
#6
Quote by dspellman
Didn't mean that in a bad way; it's just a field that's accelerating so quickly. What they're doing now is roughly reminiscent of Star Trek technology ("Tea. Earl Grey. Hot.").

No worries bud! I've always been a little show when it comes to tech anyways. Ha! Sometimes I still use Audacity