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To: marktwain

I’m not really sure why people think this. Yes, it is a neat technology. However in a modern machine shop just about every tool is computer controlled anyway. Hence every part is made in an automated fashion. The only real difference in question is whether a 3D printer capable of sintering metal will be cheaper than a full set of CNC lathe, milling machine, and drill press.


3 posted on 03/09/2013 10:30:32 AM PST by drbuzzard (All animals are created equal, but some are more equal than others.)
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To: drbuzzard

Excellent point and one I hadn’t really considered. I think that the term “printer” is one that so many can relate to as something that we may have in our homes or offices - whereas a computer controlled lathe - not so much.


5 posted on 03/09/2013 10:42:55 AM PST by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: drbuzzard

The point is that many people do not think they can run a lathe, milling machine, and drill press.

But they all *know* they can run a printer.

This is about the perception of the ease of making magazines catching up to the reality.


6 posted on 03/09/2013 10:48:43 AM PST by marktwain (The MSM must die for the Republic to live. Long live the new media!)
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