Skip to comments.Glen Beck talks 3d technology
Posted on 02/10/2013 10:54:28 AM PST by Vince Ferrer
Glenn Beck talks with Hod Lipson, author of "Fabricated The New World of 3D printing"
A good interview on the implications of 3d printing. Glen understands the technology better than anyone else I have seen in the media. He does understand that it is the centralization of power which is at risk, because power could only be centralized and control the economy when the industrial revolution created large factories. However, I don't think we are going into a new frontier as he seems to think we are. We are simply going back to the days before the industrial revolution, with decentralized production, as it was around the time of our revolution.
In those days a blacksmith, gunsmith, silversmith, etc was in every town, and could make anything required by the town. This is where we are heading. Government can't control it, and efforts to control it will fail, because demand for these machines will be driven in part by the demand to produce things that are not allowed to be made by centralized factories.
I hope you are right, Vince. The next step in a run-away government would be to identify households/businesses having these devices and to monitor their output.
This 3-D printing will in a little while morph into something called an assembler.
They will come in small desktop models to large mobile models that build homes/bridges/whatever
Just about all you really need to build large structures like homes is lots of sand, an assembler and plenty of energy.
Assemblers will one day be able to create drugs, food, clothes, electronic devices, tools .... and new assemblers.
Progressives (communists) will NOT like this tech at all! How can you rule over a populace that does not need anything from government!?!?
One of the nice things about this is the home version of these machines were begun as open source hobby projects, which are still around. There is no real way to determine who has built these machines.
When I can buy a 3D printer/assembler that can make me a new 3D printer/assembler, I’ll be first in line. Until then, I remain doubtful that I can print myself up a new iPhone any time soon.
Almost there: RepRap
The 3D printer empowers the individual. That’s why the gov will soon get around to controlling the things.
I like the whole 3D printing concept, it fits in well with the DIY concept Americans have come to know and love. Working in the machine tool industry, I can add this to my arsenal of machining techniques. Of course, the DIY CNC concept predates this technology by at least a decade. I can easily see combining both of the conceptsto produce anything people can come up with.
Remember, communist countries license possession and use of printers/copiers/faxes. Punishment of violations is severe.
If 3D printers are likewise controlled, it’s time.
do they have any 3-d printers that can make metal components that can take stresses?
That’s exactly what it is. I’m open to finding a good graphic for the 3-D Printer Ping list, if you have one in mind.
Yes, but those cost a lot of money. There is a lot of interest in making metal parts for aerospace applications. If you want to do something in metal on the cheap, the best thing is to make a 3d print of what you want in wax, and then use a lost wax casting process to make your metal part.
Do you have one where it is half way out of the bath?