Skip to comments.15-Year-Old is Creating a 3D Printer ’10X Faster, Most Reliable & Advanced Ever’
Posted on 07/06/2014 10:32:09 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
The number one issue that people have with 3D printers today, is the speed at which they print at. People now-a-days want things quickly, at the touch of a button. Over the years, many of our everyday jobs, chores, and desires have reached a point of almost becoming instant. For example, when you want to print a document from your computer or tablet, its done in approximately 5-10 seconds. When you want to bring up a website on your smartphone, its up in a matter of 1-2 seconds. Just about every aspect of our lives, when compared to that of the technology we used a few decades ago, has moved into a new realm where everything seems to be running in fast forward. 3D printing, however, when it comes to speed, is still chipping at the ice in the Ice Age.
This can be expected. 3D printing is a relatively new technology, especially when you focus solely on consumer level, at-home 3D printers. It can take a full day to print objects the size of a basketball. It can take several hours to print something as small as a Rubiks Cube. Speeds have improved slightly in the few years since consumer level 3D printers have been made available to the general public. However, weve hardly seen any noticeable improvements. One little boy and his company CarrotCorp, plans on changing this.
Thomas Suarez, a 15-year-old little boy, made headlines several years ago when he created a Justin Bieber whack-a-mole game called Bustin Jieber. Since then he has given a TED talk on technology, was featured on BBC, and had the chance to meet a lot of important and famous people.
Now Suarez has a relatively new interest, and that interest is 3D printing. He had the chance to meet Bre Pettis back in 2012, and tour the MakerBot Botfarm.
I told my dad [about 3D printing], and he said, oh thats not real!, explained Suarez back in 2012. He didnt believe it.
Soon after, Suarez decided to prove to his dad that 3D printing was very real, by setting up a tour of the MakerBot botfarm. Nevertheless, his father became a believer, and Thomas himself became even more enamored by the technology; so much so that he decided to set out to push the technology even further.
Recently I applied for a patent on 3D printing, Suarez told BBC in an interview. Im trying to make 3D printing faster and more reliable. The key there is speed, and were trying to [get] ten times faster than current generation 3D printers.
Thomas is completely self taught when it comes to his technology insight, and his revolutionary new ideas. It should be interesting to see more details on what this patented super 3D printer includes. If Thomas can legitimately create a 3D printer capable of speeds that are ten times faster than todays current technology, you may just be reading about a future billionaire. Just yesterday, CarrotCorp announced that they are working on creating a 3D printer that is the most advanced, the most reliable, and the fastest 3D printer ever created.
We have recently covered a story on 3D Systems, a company which has created a super speedy industrial level 3D printing system for the creation of smartphone modules, as part of Googles Project Ara. However, we have yet to see these 3D printers in action, and they will surely cost in excess of $1,000,000 each. Thomas patent is for a consumer level 3D printer technology, which could make the process of 3D printing ever so close to being the speeds we all truly desire.
Discuss Thomas Suarezs potential technology in the CarrotCorp 3D Printer forum thread on 3DPB.com. Check out the video interview that Thomas had with BBC below:
He made 2 crappy apps and suddenly he’s boy genius.
Good luck to him.
Yea gads! Frighteningly brilliant! All you have to do is take a great invention and make it 10 times better.
I want a 3d printer and powered armor...
. How many apps have you made? When you were 15 ya gave a TED talk and were thinking about 3-D printing. ......envy isn't a virtue.
I want an ironman suit.
The pace of technology development will only increase exponentially because of the availability of information. This young man will succeed, I believe.
Something like that, yes.
I’m about 40 years older than this young man and although I’ve done some meaningful things in my life, I’ve never made an app (and wouldn’t begin to know how to) or even seen a 3D printer in person, much less improved upon one. Nikola Tesla wasn’t a “one-off” I believe we have several in each country per generation, at least. Look around you and compare it to 1945, the year the war ended. Almost unbelievable.
I hope he makes a billion dollars because he’ll never get laid.
There exists an entire subsect of the dating scene where young ladies look to score themselves a smart geeky guy.
Yes, it is an actual fetish, don’t recall what they call it offhand though.
I truly doubt that. You must be thinking of a TV show.
I weigh 350lbs, look like Santa Claus or a biker depending on what day it is and am as poor as a church mouse and I was doing just fine as a single man in my late 40's but you're saying a healthy young billionaire will have trouble in that department? Huh? If he can give a TED talk and woo investors he should have absolutely no problem in that regard.
Anybody with a billion dollars who can’t get laid is certainly doing something wrong.
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