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National Lab Working To Mix Metals and Polymers For 3D Printing

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  • Weapons, armor (Score:3, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday January 17, 2014 @04:28PM (#45990701)
    Why does every discussion of 3D printing seem to devolve into how it could make better weapons or armor? How about using metal and plastic to make elaborate layered circuit boards we can drop inexpensive chips into and make even cooler stuff? And I don't mean detonators.
  • Re:No (Score:2, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday January 17, 2014 @05:59PM (#45991691)

    3D Printing doesn't scale.

    Neither does knitting or sewing. Too bad garments which are anything but blankets will always be priced out of reach.

    It will never be a viable manufacturing technology.

    Right, just like knitting or sewing.

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