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Cartoon: On The 3D Printer Day Of Christmas

Old St. Nick never got this kind of holiday help.

Brian Moore is a cartoonist and illustrator. His first brush with the world of IT was a very part-time gig applying software patches on a TRS-80 Model III. The patches were about four lines long and arrived in the mail, typed on letterhead. He has since moved on to computers ... View Full Bio
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mak63
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1/2/2015 | 4:59:24 PM
Re: near future?
@ StaceyE I bet as soon as it becomes more affordable, like other technology

My knowledge of 3D printers is close to nothing. Nonetheless, I went to the Amazon page for the 3d printers, and I saw lots of them (with great reviews) under $1500. For a lot of people, that amount of money is not all that much. By comparison, look how many Mac laptops are out there. $1500 don't seem to stop Apple fans.
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12/31/2014 | 3:29:03 PM
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@ Li Tan

I agree with you. When the technology becaomes more accessible and affordable everyone will be doing it.
StaceyE
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12/31/2014 | 3:27:14 PM
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@mak63

I bet as soon as it becomes more affordable, like other technology. 
Li Tan
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Li Tan,
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12/8/2014 | 8:43:47 AM
Re: near future?
I do believe that it won't be long for 3-D printing to become common and indispensable. Remember just few years  ago everybody feels that watching video via streaming on smart phone is far away from us. But nowadays it's  a normal time-killer.:-)
Susan Fourtané
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12/6/2014 | 11:39:37 PM
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Pedro, 

What toys? Kids' toys are programmable robots (you can 3D print these), smartphones, tablets, computers, video games. You can't 3D print those. Yet. 

-Susan
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jastroff,
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12/6/2014 | 8:58:56 PM
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Of course the predecessor to this is that they got the 3-D printer LAST Christmas...
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12/6/2014 | 11:50:05 AM
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In the future, Santa won't have the elves building toys for children but a single 3-d printing machine.  Sometime ago, I went to the toy store and saw a lot of tablets for children.  May be toy store will have a 3-d machine where kids can choose and print their favorite toy
mak63
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mak63,
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12/6/2014 | 10:27:26 AM
near future?
I wonder how soon this cartoon becomes a reality.
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