Author Topic: The 3D printer that prints a 3D printer  (Read 7532 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Sub

  • Time Pilot Trekker
  • *****
  • Posts: 1382
  • End is tough.
    • View Profile
The 3D printer that prints a 3D printer
« on: January 06, 2008, 10:53:09 pm »
http://thepiratesdilemma.com/punk-capitalism/the-3-d-printer-that-can-print-a-3-d-printer

Not exactly spore related, but I thought you guys might be interested.
« Last Edit: January 07, 2008, 07:45:50 pm by Danzik »



Offline Met

  • Ensign Seventh Class
  • *****
  • Posts: 2945
  • Well... whatever.
    • View Profile
    • Wiki Userpage
Re: The 3D printer that prints a 3D pringer
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2008, 11:00:36 pm »
Still watching... But this line was good.

Quote
Chickens. Well, they can't fly and they can't run and they taste good. A recipe for evolutionary disaster.


It's almost like the beggining of replicators.

I shall have my universe with star trek technology. Holodecks, you're next!
« Last Edit: January 06, 2008, 11:11:36 pm by Met »

Offline FROMAN

  • Journey Groupie
  • *****
  • Posts: 2328
  • =ω=
    • View Profile
Re: The 3D printer that prints a 3D printer
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2008, 07:59:30 pm »

Offline Ultramarine

  • Bungeling Bay Raider
  • *****
  • Posts: 3278
  • Whatever.
    • View Profile
Re: The 3D printer that prints a 3D printer
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2008, 08:06:10 pm »
This seems revolutionary, self replicating machines are the wave of the future. Stuff like this gives me a "Nerdrection" I say so myself ;D. But on a serious note technology like this should be mass produced to help mankind, or destroy it ie the Terminator scenario.
Kid: Oh wow I'm being deflowered by a grown woman!
Mother: By the way I'm your mother
Kid: OH GOD NO

EDIT: That's where it becomes rape if you were wondering.

ヽ(`∇“)人(“∇`)人(`∇“)ノ   (゚д゚; )

Offline The Time Traveller

  • Cobra Commander
  • *****
  • Posts: 3919
  • Building a better yesterday tomorrow.
    • View Profile
Re: The 3D printer that prints a 3D printer
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2008, 08:08:02 pm »
Why does this reek of "Nanobots", or maybe "evolving Nanobots", or maybe even "evolving Nanobots destroying Mankind"?  I say, burn or delete all references to this technology, and put the guy who invented it in jail for life.
Warning: Hot.  Choking Hazard for children under 3.  Please do not exit until the vehicle comes to a complete stop.  EULA removes all human rights.  Special features are not rated.  Side effects include  cardiac arrest and spontaneous falling off of body parts.  May contain nuts.  Acts are being performed by trained proffesionals.  Results not typical.  Thank you for flying with United Airlines.

Offline TotalSandwich

  • Vanguard Venturer
  • *****
  • Posts: 1138
  • Tersonal Pext?
    • View Profile
Re: The 3D printer that prints a 3D printer
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2008, 08:12:39 pm »
...because you are obsessed with a far-fetched scientific idea?
The moon is a sickle cell; it will kill you in time.

Offline Little

  • Crystal Castle Gem Eater
  • *****
  • Posts: 2765
  • I'm a drunk...
    • View Profile
Re: The 3D printer that prints a 3D printer
« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2008, 08:23:36 pm »
Why does this reek of "Nanobots", or maybe "evolving Nanobots", or maybe even "evolving Nanobots destroying Mankind"?  I say, burn or delete all references to this technology, and put the guy who invented it in jail for life.

That seems a bit extreme...

Just put in AI safeguards, and we're good.
The best person ever.  She should have won the Peace Prize.

What? No full control over children? You do realize that some of us have particular plans for those children.

Offline Harvestfreak

  • Crazy Climber Cuckoo
  • **
  • Posts: 125
  • Just Flying By
    • View Profile
Re: The 3D printer that prints a 3D printer
« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2008, 08:36:47 pm »
NO NOT THE REPLICATORS! GET THEM AWAY! AHHHHHHHH.

Hehe, just sounds like it has the potential to be really helpful in the beginning, then when AI gets put in. Then the command is put out to perfect everything, now the human race is gone!!!!


Offline Aak193

  • Akalabeth Addict
  • **
  • Posts: 178
    • View Profile
Re: The 3D printer that prints a 3D printer
« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2008, 09:12:12 pm »
Dunno about you guy but Im thinking about getting one.
and when that happens we begin setup a mailing list to get people the parts.

First gamingsteve... then the world.             X) "Nerdrection"
ooo new subject 3d printers?
« Last Edit: January 07, 2008, 09:17:32 pm by Aak193 »

Offline FROMAN

  • Journey Groupie
  • *****
  • Posts: 2328
  • =ω=
    • View Profile
Re: The 3D printer that prints a 3D printer
« Reply #9 on: January 08, 2008, 12:15:07 pm »
also without progress we would all still be living in caves.

Offline Kcronos

  • Boulder Dasher
  • *****
  • Posts: 3651
  • The Dark Time Lord
    • View Profile
Re: The 3D printer that prints a 3D printer
« Reply #10 on: January 08, 2008, 12:32:58 pm »
Hmmmm...


THink if the first caveman who saw fire said, "Oh noes!  It'll burn us!  We must destroy it, any cave paintings of it, and feed its inventor to a tiger!"


We would never have progressed...
* Plank of Wood slaps


GET A HOLD OF YOURSELF MAN. THE REVIEWS DO NOT EFFECT ANYTHING EVER.

QFT

Offline GCool

  • Robotron Automaton
  • *****
  • Posts: 1895
    • View Profile
Re: The 3D printer that prints a 3D printer
« Reply #11 on: January 08, 2008, 02:26:14 pm »
Good uses this could lead to: If used properly, would allow important parts of computers, machines, etc to buisnesses via email. The parts wouldn't be perfect, but would hold out untill better ones arrive.

Mass production of energy-saving devices to help the environment. - Doubtful. Very doubtful.

If incorperated into a mars rover, would allow the rover to create and assemble objects right there on the surface, such as cogs etc to fix itself, provided it is capable of moving those parts around itself. Theoreticly, if it were able to gather and use resources from the planet, turn them into a printable substance, it could become a self-sufficiant creation - the only things it'd need is commands and instructions from scientists on earth. Unfortunatly, verrry unrealistic, and won't happen for a long time.

Bad uses this could lead to: Not much, really. It's not that advanced in terms of technology, just clever. Anyone who thinks that this will quickly become Ai driven, self reproducing robots is very misguided. At the moment it is incapable of printing small circuit boards, and can't work with conductive metals anyway, meaning that the 'self replicating' aspect is only true for the body of the machine, not the technology driving it.
It's accuracy is rather shot, and untill the technology gets good enough to work in microscopic sizes, it won't be able to print anything near what we would consider current computer technology. Now, you can run a spaceshuttle off the equivelant of 10 old BBC computers, but untill this technology gets microscopic; any computers capable of I-Want-Independance AI would take up the majority of my school in terms of space. Not perfect for killing machines.
Nanobots obviously suffer the same problem.
No, we're far more at risk of normal IWIAI or hand-made nanobots than self-regenerating ones, at least for the next 20 odd years, i'd say.


Dosn't particually excite me. Id' prefer a normal 3D printer. However, if I can get all the parts to build one of these (and I know where I can look), I might have a go.

Offline Neoskel

  • Omega Racer
  • *****
  • Posts: 1067
  • Wait, shouldn't there be 2 per larva?
    • View Profile
Re: The 3D printer that prints a 3D printer
« Reply #12 on: January 08, 2008, 02:32:46 pm »
Hmmmm...


THink if the first caveman who saw fire said, "Oh noes!  It'll burn us!  We must destroy it, any cave paintings of it, and feed its inventor to a tiger!"


We would never have progressed...

"Ugga ugg fWOosh! OwowOWow! Ugga tHUnk thUNk, RawR thAG!"

*sounds of smashing, then roaring and screaming*

 ;D

Offline Woulfe

  • Wizardry Whiz
  • ****
  • Posts: 955
  • 40 Years Of Pop-culture
    • View Profile
    • Spore Sillyness Site
Re: The 3D printer that prints a 3D printer
« Reply #13 on: January 08, 2008, 03:34:23 pm »
Hmmmm...


THink if the first caveman who saw fire said, "Oh noes!  It'll burn us!  We must destroy it, any cave paintings of it, and feed its inventor to a tiger!"


We would never have progressed...

"Ugga ugg fWOosh! OwowOWow! Ugga tHUnk thUNk, RawR thAG!"

*sounds of smashing, then roaring and screaming*

 ;D

I know dat song....

~/o " I can't stop dis feelin' , deep inside of me , hey don't you realise what ya' do ta' me.... " o\~

- W -
* tongue planted firmly in cheek *

gec05

  • Guest
Re: The 3D printer that prints a 3D printer
« Reply #14 on: January 08, 2008, 04:38:47 pm »
Why does this reek of "Nanobots", or maybe "evolving Nanobots", or maybe even "evolving Nanobots destroying Mankind"?  I say, burn or delete all references to this technology, and put the guy who invented it in jail for life.

Try to curb that dystopian imagination of yours HW.

Offline LadyM

  • Moderator
  • Mortal Kombat Konqueror
  • *****
  • Posts: 11112
  • I'm not confused anymore
    • View Profile
    • LadyMpire
Re: The 3D printer that prints a 3D printer
« Reply #15 on: January 08, 2008, 04:41:12 pm »
~/o "when you hold me in your arms so tight.. you let me know, that every thing's alright..." o\~

Sorry we haven't had a forum sing-a-long in awhile and I know dat song too.  ;)

Offline Cobra

  • Moderator
  • All Your Base Zero Wing
  • *****
  • Posts: 8951
  • People want ducks.
    • View Profile
Re: The 3D printer that prints a 3D printer
« Reply #16 on: January 08, 2008, 05:27:48 pm »
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII'm...
Hooked on a feelin',
High on believin'
That you're in love with meeeeeee.

Your right miss M it's been to long.

Offline DaMuncha

  • Lode Runner
  • *****
  • Posts: 2248
  • GREAT SCOTTS!
    • View Profile
Re: The 3D printer that prints a 3D printer
« Reply #17 on: January 08, 2008, 05:43:47 pm »
no no no it goes...

ooga chuka ooga chukka ooga ooga ooga chuka

ooga chuka ooga chukka ooga ooga ooga chuka

ooga chuka ooga chukka ooga ooga ooga chuka

etc...

Offline Kcronos

  • Boulder Dasher
  • *****
  • Posts: 3651
  • The Dark Time Lord
    • View Profile
Re: The 3D printer that prints a 3D printer
« Reply #18 on: January 08, 2008, 08:29:14 pm »
Why does this reek of "Nanobots", or maybe "evolving Nanobots", or maybe even "evolving Nanobots destroying Mankind"?  I say, burn or delete all references to this technology, and put the guy who invented it in jail for life.

Try to curb that dystopian imagination of yours HW.


And for the last time:  Nanobots won't be able to travel vast regions of vacuum.  Ever.  Not to mention, they cannot "evolve" to withstand nuclear explosions, or survive in the sun.
* Plank of Wood slaps


GET A HOLD OF YOURSELF MAN. THE REVIEWS DO NOT EFFECT ANYTHING EVER.

QFT

Offline Woulfe

  • Wizardry Whiz
  • ****
  • Posts: 955
  • 40 Years Of Pop-culture
    • View Profile
    • Spore Sillyness Site
Re: The 3D printer that prints a 3D printer
« Reply #19 on: January 09, 2008, 10:13:53 am »
no no no it goes...

ooga chuka ooga chukka ooga ooga ooga chuka

ooga chuka ooga chukka ooga ooga ooga chuka

ooga chuka ooga chukka ooga ooga ooga chuka

etc...

I knew dat....

Way to ruin a perfectly good joke dere ;)

- W -
* As long as David Hasselhof doesn't sing it we should go right ahead and do our own sing along to it.... *
 

Offline happydan20

  • Venture Conqueror
  • ****
  • Posts: 775
  • Discovered the "everything syndrome."
    • View Profile
Re: The 3D printer that prints a 3D printer
« Reply #20 on: January 09, 2008, 09:09:09 pm »
Why does this reek of "Nanobots", or maybe "evolving Nanobots", or maybe even "evolving Nanobots destroying Mankind"?  I say, burn or delete all references to this technology, and put the guy who invented it in jail for life.

Try to curb that dystopian imagination of yours HW.


And for the last time:  Nanobots won't be able to travel vast regions of vacuum.  Ever.  Not to mention, they cannot "evolve" to withstand nuclear explosions, or survive in the sun.

A small comfort to the life forms on earth ;)


I'm not really much of a dooms dayer, but you cant deny that as our technology increases, the effects become more pronounced and with momentum that becomes more difficult to stop.  Earlier someone made a reference to cavemen, if cavemen start a fire and burn some things.. the over all global impact is pretty null.  But today we have such a pollution problem that is destroying an entire planet, the only one we have in fact...

A lot of people think a fusion reactor will solve all of our future energy needs.  We've seen what a nuclear meltdown can do, its pretty devastating.  A fusion reaction accident would tear a hunk right out of the planet.

I think its pretty obvious that as we get bigger toys to play with, we end up with bigger toys implanted into our eyes, in the emergency room

Is it so hard to fathom that we could create a technology that would wipe us out?

I survived the flood of 2008 and all I got was this crappy homelessness.

Offline GCool

  • Robotron Automaton
  • *****
  • Posts: 1895
    • View Profile
Re: The 3D printer that prints a 3D printer
« Reply #21 on: January 10, 2008, 09:53:52 am »
Nano materials themselfs act in different ways to the normal sized version of those same materials. That's one of the worrying things - so many products now are allready using nano products (i've seen socks with silver nano particals in them to help stop foot odur etc) that have been let into the market because they work in theory, and they've been tested as much as normal products get tested, but we don't yet know the long term effects of them (wash socks - particals go into water - into environment - we don't know what happens next, but it's micro pollution)

"Nano" technology is new, and it needs to be tested extensivly.

And any sort of energy to 'save the world', for me, has to have been proved to have been safe, with no aspect of it going wrong being dangerous for the environment it wants to save. Air power, water power, solar power; no possible side effects (with the exception of ruining countryside and one or two minor problems that might arise with water). Nuclear power: playing with dangerous chemicals and elements is never a good thing.

Offline Quantum Burrito

  • K.C. Munchkin Maestro
  • ****
  • Posts: 948
  • Up, Down, Strange, Charm, Top, Bottom, Burrito
    • View Profile
Re: The 3D printer that prints a 3D printer
« Reply #22 on: January 10, 2008, 11:49:48 am »
A lot of people think a fusion reactor will solve all of our future energy needs.  We've seen what a nuclear meltdown can do, its pretty devastating.  A fusion reaction accident would tear a hunk right out of the planet.

A fusion reactor is incapable of having an 'accident'. If you want to comment on science things, you have to read about them first.

Fusion reactors need temperatures hotter than the sun to work. If that disappears, it is an instant freeze. It just stops working, in under a millisecond. The temperature is so great that if the chamber was ever breached, the energy would be dissipated into the surroundings in a fraction of a second.

The heat is so concentrated at the centre of the track, that the change in temperature to the room would actually be negligible. That's why they need massive magnets, to keep the energy concentrated in the middle.
Quote from: The Will
In a movie, one can always pull back and condemn the character or the artist ... But in playing a game ... we can be encouraged to examine our own values by seeing how we behave within virtual space.
tl;dr. But with all those shiny symbols and numbers it's probably awsome.

Offline FROMAN

  • Journey Groupie
  • *****
  • Posts: 2328
  • =ω=
    • View Profile
Re: The 3D printer that prints a 3D printer
« Reply #23 on: January 10, 2008, 12:14:01 pm »
A lot of people think a fusion reactor will solve all of our future energy needs.  We've seen what a nuclear meltdown can do, its pretty devastating.  A fusion reaction accident would tear a hunk right out of the planet.
i believe your talking about the nonexistent 4,000,000 megaton bomb

Offline DaMuncha

  • Lode Runner
  • *****
  • Posts: 2248
  • GREAT SCOTTS!
    • View Profile
Re: The 3D printer that prints a 3D printer
« Reply #24 on: January 10, 2008, 06:43:07 pm »
that'd be a 4 teraton bomb

Offline FROMAN

  • Journey Groupie
  • *****
  • Posts: 2328
  • =ω=
    • View Profile
Re: The 3D printer that prints a 3D printer
« Reply #25 on: January 10, 2008, 06:55:17 pm »
now that you mention it yes it would be that.(it would probably be an antimatter bomb)

Offline Admiral Zombie

  • Atari Combat Vet
  • *
  • Posts: 19
    • View Profile
Re: The 3D printer that prints a 3D printer
« Reply #26 on: January 10, 2008, 09:07:37 pm »
I remember seeing this on digg the other day. I actually am getting a push for my engineering club at school to produce one. Things are looking good for producing it.


But this is somewhat spore related. There has been talk of being able to order a 3-D model of your creature. Does anyone know what format the game saves your creatures as? It may be possible to print them out yourself.

Offline 7 who ate 9

  • Ms. Pac-Man Worshiper
  • *****
  • Posts: 1176
  • I'm actually a pretty optimistic guy...
    • View Profile
Re: The 3D printer that prints a 3D printer
« Reply #27 on: January 11, 2008, 09:35:30 pm »
I still don't get how the 3-d printer works. Can someone explain it to me?
Quote from: Quantum Burrito
Mary Poppins was hot. Full of golden ratio goodness. I'd be the derivative of her function any day of the week.
We'll hold that against you until you leave these forums you know :P

Offline sltlamina

  • Sinistar Worker
  • *****
  • Posts: 2624
  • Readin this? You just wasted a second of your life
    • View Profile
Re: The 3D printer that prints a 3D printer
« Reply #28 on: January 12, 2008, 03:13:58 am »
Macrobots. Eventually they'll be making nanobots... it's only a matter of time.

Offline Met

  • Ensign Seventh Class
  • *****
  • Posts: 2945
  • Well... whatever.
    • View Profile
    • Wiki Userpage
Re: The 3D printer that prints a 3D printer
« Reply #29 on: January 12, 2008, 07:09:21 pm »
I still don't get how the 3-d printer works. Can someone explain it to me?

The machine can build 60% of the parts of what it is. But it doesn't assemble itself.

The creators of this machine want it to be able to replicate itself completely and be able to build all the pieces it just made into a replica of itself.

Thus leading to the idea of self-replicating microscopic robots that everyone is talking about above.

Offline sltlamina

  • Sinistar Worker
  • *****
  • Posts: 2624
  • Readin this? You just wasted a second of your life
    • View Profile
Re: The 3D printer that prints a 3D printer
« Reply #30 on: January 12, 2008, 08:02:29 pm »
I still don't get how the 3-d printer works. Can someone explain it to me?

The machine can build 60% of the parts of what it is. But it doesn't assemble itself.

The creators of this machine want it to be able to replicate itself completely and be able to build all the pieces it just made into a replica of itself.

Thus leading to the idea of self-replicating microscopic robots that everyone is talking about above.

They probably will be able to assemble themselves one day. It'll be all neat to watch until one shoots foam at your face witch quickly solidifies, choking you to death!

Offline DarkDragon

  • Final Fantasy Fanatic
  • *****
  • Posts: 6501
    • View Profile
Re: The 3D printer that prints a 3D printer
« Reply #31 on: January 12, 2008, 08:12:05 pm »
When they will have inteligence and be able to copy themselves, then we will be all doomed :D
DarkDragon's Minecraft Survival Server (use this as the IP):

gamingsteve.dyndns.org

- The server uses a whitelist, if you're not on the whitelist (can't connect), PM me your minecraft name.

Offline sltlamina

  • Sinistar Worker
  • *****
  • Posts: 2624
  • Readin this? You just wasted a second of your life
    • View Profile
Re: The 3D printer that prints a 3D printer
« Reply #32 on: January 12, 2008, 08:29:36 pm »
When they will have inteligence and be able to copy themselves, then we will be all doomed :D

We could just let off a nuclear bomb at a high altitude, it'd wipe out any of them in a couple of hundred kilometres.

Offline DaMuncha

  • Lode Runner
  • *****
  • Posts: 2248
  • GREAT SCOTTS!
    • View Profile
Re: The 3D printer that prints a 3D printer
« Reply #33 on: January 13, 2008, 03:33:53 am »
When they will have inteligence and be able to copy themselves, then we will be all doomed :D

We could just let off a nuclear bomb at a high altitude, it'd wipe out any of them in a couple of hundred kilometres.

And all other life at the same time.

Offline sltlamina

  • Sinistar Worker
  • *****
  • Posts: 2624
  • Readin this? You just wasted a second of your life
    • View Profile
Re: The 3D printer that prints a 3D printer
« Reply #34 on: January 13, 2008, 03:49:21 am »
When they will have inteligence and be able to copy themselves, then we will be all doomed :D

We could just let off a nuclear bomb at a high altitude, it'd wipe out any of them in a couple of hundred kilometres.

And all other life at the same time.

Well not everything would be killed, just a lot of the things from places that the radioactive particles were carried to by the air currents. At least the threat of the printers would be ended by the EMP.

Offline DaMuncha

  • Lode Runner
  • *****
  • Posts: 2248
  • GREAT SCOTTS!
    • View Profile
Re: The 3D printer that prints a 3D printer
« Reply #35 on: January 15, 2008, 12:55:16 am »
I suppose the cockroaches would survive

Offline plastik

  • Asteroids Aficionado
  • **
  • Posts: 113
    • View Profile
Re: The 3D printer that prints a 3D printer
« Reply #36 on: January 15, 2008, 12:16:02 pm »
What about something like this to combat such a machine:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Explosively_pumped_flux_compression_generator
This technology can be used to make an E-Bomb which would disable these 'things' fairly quickly. Faraday cages can be used to defend our own useful circuitry from EMP's, but that also brings on the question of what we'd do if they produced their own shielding against EMP. This kind of thing would happen only if they were made to be super-intelligent though.

Offline Kcronos

  • Boulder Dasher
  • *****
  • Posts: 3651
  • The Dark Time Lord
    • View Profile
Re: The 3D printer that prints a 3D printer
« Reply #37 on: January 15, 2008, 12:30:37 pm »
How would they shield against EMP, pray tell?


I'm assuming you need a barrier of some sorts, like lead.  But that would have to be a large barrier, hence not making them nano anymore...
* Plank of Wood slaps


GET A HOLD OF YOURSELF MAN. THE REVIEWS DO NOT EFFECT ANYTHING EVER.

QFT

Offline plastik

  • Asteroids Aficionado
  • **
  • Posts: 113
    • View Profile
Re: The 3D printer that prints a 3D printer
« Reply #38 on: January 15, 2008, 01:06:37 pm »
Being so small, they could even be smaller than the wavelength of the electromagnetic radiation, and thus be immune from it. Failing that, a mesh of conducting metal with holes smaller than the wavelength of the radiation, would protect them. The mesh would probably stop it from cloning into the area around, unless it just burst open with dozens of clones when the pressure gets too high inside (and the clones themselves would also have the shielding and would continue the cycle). But this is seriously getting impossible now...

Offline Kcronos

  • Boulder Dasher
  • *****
  • Posts: 3651
  • The Dark Time Lord
    • View Profile
Re: The 3D printer that prints a 3D printer
« Reply #39 on: January 15, 2008, 01:59:33 pm »
Its safe to say that by that time, humanity won't matter anymore  :D
* Plank of Wood slaps


GET A HOLD OF YOURSELF MAN. THE REVIEWS DO NOT EFFECT ANYTHING EVER.

QFT

Offline Kcronos

  • Boulder Dasher
  • *****
  • Posts: 3651
  • The Dark Time Lord
    • View Profile
Re: The 3D printer that prints a 3D printer
« Reply #40 on: January 15, 2008, 03:39:51 pm »
Are you saying we've reached the technological singularity, and I didn't notice?!  :o
* Plank of Wood slaps


GET A HOLD OF YOURSELF MAN. THE REVIEWS DO NOT EFFECT ANYTHING EVER.

QFT

Offline Yokto

  • Street Fighter
  • *****
  • Posts: 6238
  • Do not feed the Giant Gnawling.
    • View Profile
Re: The 3D printer that prints a 3D printer
« Reply #41 on: January 15, 2008, 05:51:47 pm »
I still don't get how the 3-d printer works. Can someone explain it to me?

A 3D printer is what is sounds like. Something that prints 3D objects. Now there are not one type of 3D prints out there. In fact there are many different ways. Everything for machines that mod plastics to machines that cut out objects of solid blocks of metal.

In the future they might evolve in to Fabricators, Santa machines or Replicators (Yeah. No one is really sure what the call them really.) That will work smiler superficially to the replicators in Star Trek. You just order the machine to build you something you need and it does that.



I am writing a paper that touches on the topic right now for school. This i believe will be a new industrial revolutions that might change a lot more then we can imagine.
Check out my Creatures.
The Ęthirans
The Echin
The Jinnivons
Star Citizen Ref code: STAR-JLJP-LRTC
When you singing up use code and get 5000 credits for free ;)