July 4, 2014 at 1:39 am #17858
Local Motors 3D-printed car could lead an American manufacturing revolution
I believe this is the beginning of the end of China manufacturing and selling products to the world. 3D-printers will produce(manufacture) everything you can think about and with a lower labor cost and very low cost in inventions or new product testing. Even with the lowest labor in China they can’t win against 3D Printers . The cost of materials is about the same worldwide like steel, plastics, etc. This is a new turning point that is here now and will take off in the next five years.
There are companies that are testing them to make clothing, parts, medical products, weapons, even food products. Companies like Apple, IBM, Microsoft, Google will make there products here with the 3D Printers. So things like an iPhone will be able to be manufacture with 3D printers.July 4, 2014 at 10:14 am #17875
if… and only if… “birocracy” to make a business are efficient and easy enough
labor law, transportation law, emission, this license, that “permission” and bla… bla… bla
just ask why intel, microsoft, silicon valley software, etc are moving their production abroad ?
or ask why cheap electric car are “killed” ( not mass production )
or ask why edison battery are out of business ( NiFe battery ) … is it because of it last for 50 years and more so threaten lead acid battery ?July 4, 2014 at 3:47 pm #17891
ronym, there is that problem, but 3D is like the internet, the LCD TV. First the LCD TV they started in the $1,000+ and now are so cheap this will happen to 3D Printers. It is already going down in price. Second how is it like the internet? The government will have a hard time controlling how many are sold so anyone can make anything they want. So the small parts will be made at home. This is already happening.
The larger 3D printers are starting to be made so the more they make them the cheaper they will get. I believe there is no stopping 3D.July 6, 2014 at 2:49 am #17950
I read an article a while back about a guy in Toronto who went and got a rather high end 3D printer from Costco. He went home and then used the 3D printer to replicate itself. Then he brought back the original and got his full refund. So honestly, the price point is no issue.
That being said, there are still limitations as to what you can do with a 3D printer. So really there are still going to be many years in which China is the top dog in the manufacturing world. But, these 3D printers are going to be huge in the years to come (unless we have a big ol CME again, or pandemic, or asteroid impact, or any other major disaster that’ll really hamper technological advancements).
Canadian Patriot. Becoming self-sufficient.July 7, 2014 at 12:15 am #18039
Mr. Red They are building a car. The 3D printers that are in the millions are almost no limitation to them. The $2,000 to $10,000 are limited.
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