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Monday, March 5, 2012

“You wouldn´t download a car”


“You wouldn´t download a car”… when I heard the phrase for the first time, I lol´d. And now, just a few years later, it’s scary that’s we´ve reached the technical level to do exactly this. I’m talking of course of 3d printing.

The leading company in this field is an American based company called “Z Corporation”, who produces the finest 3d printing technology primarily used for rapid prototyping. Just like in conventional ink-jet printers, the printing-head moves across a surface and lays and prints a layer.. The only difference is that after the first layer, a second one is added on top, then a third... and well you get the picture. The guys at Z corp. have even created printers that will print in different colours, can print with different materials, and even have the ability to print models with moving parts!
It’s one of those things that’s so awesome you should watch it in action, instead of taking my word for it, so here a video. Welcome to the future.


p.s. On a side note, the first lawsuits have already been filed against the Pirate Bay website for offering schematics for 3D-printable objects. This is something that we will see a lot more in the coming years as 3d printers get more affordable.
p.p.s The site honestly offers the schematics for a 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle Hot Rot. What are you guys waiting for.. go download a car, just because you can!
cheers, and sorry for the break.
Jake

5 comments:

  1. hell yeah i'd download a car if i could!

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  2. 3D printers are still *very* limited in the materials they can print, but as soon as we find out how to keep things compressed and fluid, to then print them layer-by-layer, we'll get things going.
    Your rich-ass neighbour buys an expensive 3D-printer, and you're all like "here print me these parts, I'll pay for the material costs" and he then prints the 3D-printer components you downloaded off of piratebay.

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  3. someday i will download an actualy car..until then i guess this will do!

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  4. I would totally download a car. Now if gas would just drop below $4+ that car would do more than just look nice in the backyard.

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