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#220146 - 05/22/14 07:59 PM Potential of New 3-D Printers is Mind Bending
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Registered: 03/12/10
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The potential for a sea change in so many fields and industries, as a result of 3-D printing is out there, as these 10 small homes built in a day clearly show.

I haven't made time to really think what this could mean, but the other day I was telling my husband that the 3-D printer potential brings to mind the old "Star Trek food replicators." Remember those?

Here's a recent article that discusses using a 3-D printer to create pizza for astronauts.

And of course, if we can print food and housing, what else might we be able to print? Clothing? Done that: Check out this bikini.

Cars or car parts? According to Jay Leno, that's been done too.

Fuel? Well who knows. Here's a Huff Post article that discusses a lot of amazing uses for these printers. (Including replacement bone and other body parts.)

Just think what these printers could do in 3rd world countries.
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#220147 - 05/22/14 11:04 PM Re: Potential of New 3-D Printers is Mind Bending [Re: Anne Holmes]
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Our favorite local channel did a report on a company around here that uses these 3-D printers. It's really mind-blowing.
Making additive manufacturing products of virtually any shape
is almost beyond comprehension.
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#220150 - 05/23/14 03:28 AM Re: Potential of New 3-D Printers is Mind Bending [Re: jabber]
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They are amazing. I've seen where they printed out hands and arms for kids. This could revolutionize the prosthetic industry.
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