Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Daily Thoughts 11/09/2010 (3D Printing, Al Jaffee)

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Daily Thoughts 11/09/2010

Publishers Weekly  Books of 2010 http://bit.ly/doVAkr

 World's First 3D Printed Car.  Look at the future.  Able to made locally, possibly printed on demand.  This is possibly the next manufacturing revolution.  Build it in America. http://designapplause.com/2010/urbee-worlds-first-3d-printed-car/11350/

This is very much a reminder about how close the world is to a new manufacturing revolution that will be much more efficient with materials, more locally produced, and be based on advanced design principals.  Think of print on demand for objects, where you go to the store and they manufacture what you are asking for to exact specifications very quickly.  This is just one example of what is coming very soon.  http://www.shapeways.com/  Shapeways is another example.

I finished reading Djibouti by Elmore Leonard today. I am reading Al Jaffee's Mad Life A Biography.  It is quite interesting it starts out by describing his childhood moving between Jewish New York and a shtetl in Lithuania.  There is quite a bit of light humor in the book.

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