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Re: 3D Printing no longer just for Rapid Prototyping
« Reply #121 on: February 22, 2013, 01:54:20 pm »
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Re: 3D Printing no longer just for Rapid Prototyping
« Reply #123 on: March 21, 2013, 02:21:51 pm »
http://www.cracked.com/quick-fixes/the-4-worst-things-people-are-making-with-3d-printers/

man, i gotta learn to CAD in 3D.
there presumably is a niche market out there somewhere for AR-15 lower receivers with integral bong, and i want in on it.
or, perhaps dildo shaped buffer tubes for said rifle.  or fetus shaped muzzlebreaks, bongs, or dildos.
dildo bongs are simply too unhygienic, i guess....
remember, every horrible mashup imaginable of already embarrassing things will soon become available, too!


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Re: 3D Printing no longer just for Rapid Prototyping
« Reply #124 on: April 09, 2013, 04:01:04 am »
An entirely new type of file piracy involving 3d models designed by pro 3d modelers.

I also predict problems with quality when people begin trying to replace broken parts on equipment using home cooked designs rather than made by the manufacturer.

This will likely make CNN when someone tries it with car parts.

The quality issues are already showing up in the AR components people are manufacturing. They deteriorate far more rapidly than factory materials.

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Re: 3D Printing no longer just for Rapid Prototyping
« Reply #125 on: April 09, 2013, 04:51:08 am »
An entirely new type of file piracy involving 3d models designed by pro 3d modelers.

I also predict problems with quality when people begin trying to replace broken parts on equipment using home cooked designs rather than made by the manufacturer.

This will likely make CNN when someone tries it with car parts.

The quality issues are already showing up in the AR components people are manufacturing. They deteriorate far more rapidly than factory materials.

There's a pretty good reason for that.
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Re: 3D Printing no longer just for Rapid Prototyping
« Reply #126 on: April 09, 2013, 05:08:53 am »
An entirely new type of file piracy involving 3d models designed by pro 3d modelers.

I also predict problems with quality when people begin trying to replace broken parts on equipment using home cooked designs rather than made by the manufacturer.

This will likely make CNN when someone tries it with car parts.

The quality issues are already showing up in the AR components people are manufacturing. They deteriorate far more rapidly than factory materials.

There's a pretty good reason for that.

From what I can tell, it has to do with how much weaker 3d printing plastics are vs. Polymer/sheet metal.

Imo, printing guns is kinda a moot point...I mean, mags mabey, but firearms themselves will require machined metallic parts regardless of how much plastic furniture you wrap around it