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China Builds Giant Laser 3D Printer While Foxconn Boss Calls 3D Printing a Gimmick


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i think the leather comment is to mean the surface quality is not high enough.
#1 jonh on 2013-06-26 17:09 (Reply)
i think 3d printing leather finish is a gimmick.
#2 Anonymous on 2013-06-26 17:28 (Reply)
I think affordable 3D printing is so new that what's happening, currently, hasn't even BEGUN to scratch the surface of the possible applications. It's still shifting from "awesome toy gear" to "how can I use it to make money gear". One day, one geek will have one idea and think "If only I could __" (fill in the blank) at which point he/she will remember that "toy" 3D printer in the basement, under that box of old cables - and he/she will make history.

Personally, I'm hoping that geek is a mathematician!
#3 C Clark on 2013-06-27 20:58 (Reply)
Well said Duann - I've had too many conversations with people like Gou who seem to have forgotten that there is still so much room for development and innovation within the realm of additive manufacturing. It's so far from a finished process and I can not wait to see where it brings us in the next decade or two. Go 3D Printing!
#4 Vapour on 2013-06-28 00:18 (Reply)
Didnt someone say computers were a gimmick about 30 years ago? I mean, who needs computers when we already have typewriters. 3d printing is the new manufacturing!
#5 Tjk on 2013-06-28 15:05 (Reply)

Oug Me!
#6 Stijn / Virtox on 2013-06-28 15:17 (Reply)
Are you sure his name wasn't Toidi ?
#7 Glenn Slingsby (Homepage) on 2013-07-01 02:09 (Reply)
He'd better see 3d printing that way. The industry will be
peaceful without Chinese companies
#8 Ning Hua (Homepage) on 2013-07-03 08:04 (Reply)
Haha, they'll probably end up making cheapo 3D Printers and exporting them to the stupid West.
#9 Glenn Slingsby (Homepage) on 2013-07-03 10:30 (Reply)
are you referring to the Cube?
#10 Anonymous on 2013-07-03 10:31 (Reply)
Well, I, um [back-pedalling], couldn't really say, that is, I, ahem.... own stock in the company....
#11 Glenn (Homepage) on 2013-07-03 11:06 (Reply)
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#12 tarot (Homepage) on 2013-07-12 18:42 (Reply)

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