Thursday, April 27, 2017

3D Printing is Real


For a while 3D printing was an answer looking for a problem.  Computer modeling got so good so fast that "mock-up" was  in danger of being shoved in the drawer with drafting instruments and slide rules.  Price/speed/quality has now improved to the point that the actual product can be printed. 

On the off chance that readers are interested or might know someone who likes this stuff check out this electric R/C airplane.  

Here's the link.  Might need free registration but once you see the site you are going to register anyway. 

Housing posts coming tomorrow.  Revisiting the High Desert. 
3D printed wing panel for a scale model airplane.


$110 for the airframe.  Amazing.

37 comments:

Mike said...

Maybe 3D printing print us up an offensive line up here??

(NFL draft..soon to begin.. reference)

Rob Dawg said...

Can you believe the "picks" NE has (doesn't have) this year? Why even bother? Actually if they pick a diamond out of the mud it will just be another jewel for Bill B.

This year it looks like everyone in contention needs some youth on the offensive line.

You might know my wild ass out there predictions. This year I predict the Patriots will do a pass option play with three potential passers. Possibly even a lateral before the real pass.

Rob Dawg said...

Cinco will agree. 14-2 or better no matter the NE lineup or injuries. I would not take any odds against 16-0.

Mike said...

imo..Patriots shouldn't even be allowed to draft..just to make the league more competitive. they'd still win the SB of course..

Lawyerliz said...

Let's print out a whole airplane


I'm making spagetti. Will it be possible to print out spahetto, neat.sause and all?

Or, a catz' purr?

Mike said...

Sex robots + in-home 3D printers seem like the logical synergy here..

Rob Dawg said...

Jean Luc Picard: "Computer. Earl Grey tea. Hot."

Have you read about the salad robot? Pretty cool. And my favorite spaghetti place has one of those Coke machines. Raspberry Lime with the press of a few buttons. I expect ice cream next.

Sweet cream.
Vanilla bean, medium ground.
Two swirls caramel.
Heath bar.
1/2 measure whipped cream.
Light Graham cracker sprinkle.
Hot chocolate on the side.

Lawyerliz said...

Blood sugar went up just reading about it.

Salad robot?

Mike said...

now..if you can get a robot to pick the salad (from the fields)..you're on to something..

Rob Dawg said...

My eldest is "in the fields" some eight weeks out of the year running experimental planting and harvest 'bots. Thus is the life of a millenial with almost a Masters in Agronomy.

Rob Dawg said...

> "Blood sugar went up just reading about it."


I wasn't even reaching. I can concoct death by dessert from a typical fridge Some are born to sweetness.

Mike said...

harvest 'bots.

so how close are we to going full automation iyo??

Rob Dawg said...

> "so how close are we to going full automation iyo?? "

Not even opinion. NOW. All that needs to be worked out is the most cost effective transition. There will be resistant corners and niche corners where Este type caché persists.

Mike said...

the hour before the NFL draft..nothing beats it (anticipation wise) in sports

Mike said...

Not even opinion. NOW.

yeah..that's what I suspected..doesn't seem like a huge hurdle engineering wise. Lot's of other (political) reasons to keep the migrant work forces in place I guess..

Rob Dawg said...

I love not having to spell it out. EN readers are some of the most perceptive on the internet. And no, I do not take any credit, I just appreciate it.

Mike said...

Browns are on the clock!!

Mike said...

so they are expected to take Myles Garrett (DE) here..but rumors are they may go QB (Trubisky)..which would completely cause chaos on everyones draft boards :)

Mike said...

EN readers are some of the most perceptive on the internet.

so we're not "Dim"..lol

flooding the country with low skilled laborers..pretty obvious

Rob Dawg said...

> "rumors are they may go QB (Trubisky)..which would completely cause chaos on everyones draft boards

You called it.

Mike said...

Chi trading up one spot was weird..nice haul by SF

Lawyerliz said...

Luckily I do not desire to know this football stuff.

Digging in the dirt is fun! More Marigolds to plant! Grass is bone dry. One more tomato plant. They didn't have any btoccoli or cabbages, alas.

Lawyerliz said...

Yeah, I could plant seeds.

Lawyerliz said...

I had A slide rule once. I didn't like it.

Mike said...

As a kid..I used to calculate batting averages (and ERA) for my dice baseball league using a slide rule. Seeing/using my first digital calculator was a life changing event for me (only a slight exaggeration)...

Mike said...

I also invented the internet (kind of)..when as a youth..I asked (for Christmas) for a digital scoreboard in my back yard to show me real time scores and info from my favorite sports teams..

Lawyerliz said...

In the 70s there was some weather research in Africa with the Russians. Hub couldn't go of course, but the others said the Russians went gaga over the calculators--the ones with red led numbers and tried to buy them off the NOAA guys for outrageous sums.

Mike said...

slide rule to digital calculators was the biggest/most profound tech transition in my life imo...way better than smart phones/pc's etc

Lawyerliz said...

Sorry, I just can't agree with that. My phone is a connection to a good percentage of all the inforMatin on earth.

Lawyerliz said...

Nitey nite, all.

Mike said...

tried an iPhone a while back..hated it.

back to my flip phone..prefer to surf the net with a full pc/keyboard

TJandTheBear said...

Trump scaring off all the field help... and when they come back they won't be needed?

Happy to see McCaffrey go high in the first.

Mike said...

Yeah...he'll fit in the Carolina offense very well imo..

sweating out the Seahawks/packers draft right now

Cinco-X said...

Yup... No real needs at NE... But they might get a chance to pick up Hamilton from Bama in the third. A good backup LB couldn't hurt

Cinco-X said...

You say that like it's a bad thing. BTW, this is to years in a row without a first round pick

Cinco-X said...

First round nearly done. G'night

Lawyerliz said...

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