is also known as
, refers to various processes
used to synthesize a three-dimensional
object. In three d printing, successive
of material are formed under
to create an object. These objects can be of almost any
shape or geometry
and are produced from a
or other electronic data source. A 3D
is a type of industrial robot
is a device that analyses a
real-world object or environment to collect data on its shape and possibly
its appearance (e.g. colour). The collected data can then be used to
construct digital three-dimensional models.
is the process of developing a
of any three-dimensional surface of an object, either inanimate or living, via specialized software.
3D Printing Processes
available tend to be additive in nature with a
few key differences in the technologies and the materials used in this
process. Some of the different types of physical transformations which are
used in 3D printing include melt extrusion, light polymerization,
continuous liquid interface production and sintering.
3-D Printing offers new approach to making Buildings
developed at MIT could enable faster, cheaper, more adaptable building
3D House Concrete Printer
3D Light Printer
3D Printing with Light
3D Printing is not a
, it's more of
innovation that offers more options and more convenience. 3D printing is
like small farms. Small farms make a big difference, but not in the same
way as big farms do. We need small farms, but we also need some big farms
is a three-dimensional digital-to-physical imaging
technology developed in 2013 that uses ink or other pigments suspended in
a volume to form a full-color volumetric scene in physical space. It is a
static version of volumetric display. Volumetric prints are
auto-stereoscopic, full parallax (in both horizontal and vertical viewing
arrangements) and can be viewed by multiple viewers in regular room
lighting. A volumetric print can be thought of as a reconstructed light
field based on the scattering of light by distributed pigments in volume.
Any three-dimensional scene can be volumetrically printed, although
biological specimens and volumetrically X-rayed objects (i.e., CT scans)
are thought to be particularly well suited to this type of imaging. There
are several methods for producing a volumetric print, the most common
being an index-matched stack of hundreds of sheets of thin clear material
(most often PMMA, also known as Lucite or acrylic). Each sheet in the
volumetric stack is printed with a color slice of a digital 3D model,
placed in a vacuum chamber, and then injected with a fluid matching the
index of refraction of the sheet material. Volumetric printing has been
called "Hologram 2.0" by a company marketing the technology. Volumetric
prints however are not produced in the same manner as holograms, in that
there is no interference pattern generated or used in basic volumetric
is a mathematical method that optimizes material
layout within a given design space, for a given set of loads, boundary
conditions and constraints with the goal of maximizing the performance of
the system. TO is different from shape optimization and sizing
optimization in the sense that the design can attain any shape within the
design space, instead of dealing with predefined configurations. The
conventional TO formulation uses a finite element method (FEM) to evaluate
the design performance
The design is optimized using either gradient-based mathematical
programming techniques such as the optimality criteria algorithm and the
method of moving asymptotes or non gradient-based algorithms such as
genetic algorithms. Topology Optimization has a wide range of applications
in aerospace, mechanical, bio-chemical and civil engineering. Currently,
engineers mostly use TO at the concept level of a design process. Due to
the free forms that naturally occur, the result is often difficult to
manufacture. For that reason the result emerging from TO is often
fine-tuned for manufacturability. Adding constraints to the formulation in
order to increase the manufacturability is an active field of research. In
some cases results from TO can be directly manufactured using additive
manufacturing; TO is thus a key part of design for additive manufacturing.
is part of the field of optimal control theory. The
typical problem is to find the shape which is optimal in that it minimizes
a certain cost functional while satisfying given constraints. In many
cases, the functional being solved depends on the solution of a given
partial differential equation defined on the
represents a value on a regular grid in three-dimensional space. As with
pixels in a 2D bitmap, voxels themselves do not typically have their
position (i.e. coordinates) explicitly encoded with their values. Instead,
rendering systems infer the position of a voxel based upon its position
relative to other voxels (i.e., its position in the data structure that
makes up a single volumetric image). In contrast to pixels and voxels,
polygons are often explicitly represented by the coordinates of their
vertices (as points). A direct consequence of this difference is that
polygons can efficiently represent simple 3D structures with much empty or
homogeneously filled space, while voxels excel at representing regularly
sampled spaces that are non-homogeneously filled. Voxels are frequently
used in the visualization and analysis of medical and scientific data
(e.g. GIS). Some volumetric displays use voxels to describe their
resolution. For example, a cubic volumetric display might be able to show
512×512×512 voxels. The word voxel originated analogously to the word
"pixel", with vo representing "volume" and el representing "element";
similar formations with el for "element" include the words "pixel" and "texel".
One of the definitions is: "Voxel is an image of a three-dimensional space
region limited by given sizes, which has its own nodal point coordinates
in an accepted coordinate system, its own form, its own state parameter
that indicates its belonging to some modeled object, and has properties of
modeled region." This definition has the following advantage. If fixed
voxel form is used within the whole model it is much easier to operate
with voxel nodal points, i.e. three coordinates of this point. Yet, there
is the simple form of record – indexes of the elements in the model set,
i.e. integer coordinates. Model set elements in this case are state
parameters, indicating voxel belonging to the modeled object or its
separate parts, including their surfaces.
Boundary Value Problem
is a differential equation together with a set
of additional constraints, called the boundary conditions. A solution to a
boundary value problem is a solution to the differential equation which
also satisfies the boundary conditions.
refers to the process of printing one
on top of
another in reprographics. This is closely linked to the reprographic
technique of 'trapping'. Another use of overprinting is to create a rich
black (often regarded as a colour that is "blacker than black") by
printing black over another dark colour.
reproduction of graphics
through mechanical or electrical means, such as photography or xerography.
Reprography is commonly used in catalogs and archives, as well as in the
architectural, engineering, and construction industries.
Comparative study of gelatin methacrylate hydrogels from different sources
for biofabrication applications
The King of 3D
printing materials? Polymaker PolyMax PC REVIEW
are a group of
containing carbonate groups in their chemical structures. Polycarbonates
used in engineering are strong, tough materials, and some grades are
optically transparent. They are easily worked, molded, and thermoformed.
Because of these properties, polycarbonates find many applications.
Polycarbonates do not have a unique resin identification code (RIC) and
are identified as "Other", 7 on the RIC list. Upper working temperature:
115–130 °C (239–266 °F) / Lower working temperature: -40 °C (-40 °F) /
Linear thermal expansion coefficient (a): 65–70 × 10-6/K / Heat deflection
temperature: 0.45 MPa: 140 °C (284 °F); 1.8 MPa: 128–138 °C (262–280 °F) /
Thermal conductivity (k) at 23 °C: 0.19–0.22 W/(m·K).3D Print File Extension:
are a standard file type that interfaces between
Computer Aided Design
(CAD) software and 3D printers.
is an open file format that represents 3D geometry.
WRL) files are commonly used when a 3D model has color and you want to
transfer that color to the print.
is something that is created only
once, and often quickly, simply, or
. Occurring once,
one-time, independent of any pattern. Being singular, unique and special.
- New Type of 3D
Your Personal Robotic Assistant
is a brushless
DC Electric Motor
that divides a full
rotation into a number of equal steps. The motor's position can then be
commanded to move and hold at one of these steps without any feedback
sensor (an open-loop controller), as long as the motor is carefully sized
to the application in respect to torque and speed. Switched reluctance
motors are very large stepping motors with a reduced pole count, and generally are closed-loop commutated.
Highest throughput 3D printer is the future of manufacturing
manufacturing on-demand could make parts-warehousing and expensive molds a
thing of the past. Researchers have developed a new, futuristic 3D printer
that is so big and so fast it can print an object the size of an adult
human in just a couple of hours. The prototype HARP technology is 13-feet
tall with a 2.5 square-foot print bed and can print about half a yard in
an hour -- a record throughput for the 3D printing field. This means it
can print single, large parts or many different small parts at once.
high-precision objects in a matter of seconds
(youtube) - Researchers
developed a new, high-precision method for 3D-printing small, soft
Avoiding Defects during Additive Manufacturing
. Research reveals how
pores form during metals additive manufacturing and become defects trapped
in solidifying metal. The practical value of this research is that it can
inform industry on how to predict and improve 3D printing processes. Laser
powder bed fusion is a dominant additive manufacturing technology that has
yet to reach its potential. The problem facing industry is that tiny
bubbles or pores sometimes form during the printing process, and these
pores create weak spots in finished products.
Additive manufacturing Algorithms Making new technology faster and cheaper
The software's algorithm automatically determines a part's sections and
the sections' orientations. From this, the software designates when each
section will be printed, and in which orientation within the printing
sequence. The algorithm can help inform a designer's process plan to
manufacture a part. It allows designers opportunities to make corrections
or alter the design before printing, which can positively affect cost. The
algorithm can also inform a designer how feasible a part may be to create
using support-free manufacturing.
3D-printed material to replace ivory
. A new material called 'Digory'
has been developed, which can be processed in 3D printers and is extremely
similar to ivory. It can be used to restore old ivory artifacts.
3D Printing from 2D Objects
is the art and science of making measurements from
, especially for
recovering the exact positions of surface points. Photogrammetric analysis
may be applied to one photograph, or may use
to detect, measure and record complex 2-D and 3-D motion fields by feeding
measurements and imagery analysis into
in an attempt to successively estimate, with increasing accuracy, the
actual, 3-D relative motions. From its beginning with the stereoplotters
used to plot contour lines on topographic maps
, it now has a very wide
range of uses such as sonar
, radar, and
uses stereo photographs to determine
. It has been the primary
method to plot contour lines on topographic maps since the 1930s.
is a form of 3-D printing technology used for creating models, prototypes, patterns, and production parts in a layer by layer fashion using
, a process by which light causes
chains of molecules to link together, forming
which are large molecules
, or macromolecules, composed of many repeated subunits.
High-Area Rapid Printing
, is a new technology that enables a
record-breaking throughput that can manufacture products on demand. This
means it can print single, large parts or many different small parts at
Computed Axial Lithography
is a method for 3D printing based on
scans to create objects from photo-curable resin.
Computed axial lithography does not build models through depositing layers
of material, as fused deposition modelling and stereolithography does,
instead it creates objects using a series of 2D images projected onto a
cylinder of resin. It is notable for its ability to build object much more
quickly than other methods using resins and the ability to embed objects within the objects.
is that plane in the world which is identified with the plane of
the display monitor
used to view the image that is being rendered. It is
also referred to as screen space. If one makes the analogy of taking a
photograph to rendering a 3D image, the surface of the film is the image
plane. In this case, the viewing transformation is a projection that maps
the world onto the image plane. A rectangular region of this plane, called
the viewing window or viewport, maps to the monitor. This establishes the
mapping between pixels on the monitor and points (or rather, rays) in the
3D world. The plane is not usually an actual
in a 3D
scene, but instead is usually a collection of target coordinates or
dimensions that are used during the rasterization process so the final
output can be displayed as intended on the physical screen. In
image plane is the plane that contains the object's projected image, and
lies beyond the back focal plane.
is a conceptual model that describes what steps a
graphics system needs to perform to render a 3D scene to a 2D screen.
is a type of view in which graphical projections from
an object intersect. Projection
planes are used often in descriptive
geometry and graphical representation. A picture plane in perspective
drawing is a type of projection plane. With perspective drawing, the lines
of sight, or projection lines, between an object and a picture plane
return to a vanishing point
and are not parallel. With parallel projection
the lines of sight from the object to the projection plane are parallel.
is a projection of an object in
onto a fixed plane, known as the projection plane or image plane,
where the rays, known as lines of sight or projection lines, are parallel
to each other. It is a basic tool in descriptive geometry. The projection
if the rays are perpendicular (orthogonal) to the
image plane, and oblique or skew if they are not.
Magic with D
(youtube) - Have you ever wondered if a model can be created
from an Image? In this video, you will see it actually happen using 3D
Printing process right from the design to end product.
Metal 3D Printing
How Metal 3D Printing Works
3D Printing Metal in Midair
Markforge Metal x 3D
3D metal printing systems from prototyping to mass production.
Metal 3D Printing
for the full product life cycle – from prototyping to mass production.
Atomized Metal Powders
for Additive Manufacturing.
Largest Metal 3D Printer in the world
. Built for rockets.
Cool Things that can be 3D Printed
3D Printed Glass
. 3D printing of chalcogenide glass could enable
low-cost manufacturing of complex optical components for telecom and sensing applications.
is a glass containing one or more chalcogens
(sulfur, selenium and tellurium, but excluding oxygen). Such glasses are
covalently bonded materials and may be classified as covalent network
solids. Polonium is also a chalcogen but is not used because of its strong
radioactivity. Chalcogenide materials behave rather differently from
oxides, in particular their lower band gaps contribute to very dissimilar
optical and electrical properties.
MIT 3D Print With Glass
3-D Printed Polymer turns Methane to Methanol
eora 3D - High-precision 3D Scanning
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Velikonocni prani - EggBot - Happy Easter
Smart Ink adds New Dimensions to 3-D Printing
. New smart ink turns
3-D-printed structures into objects that can change shape and color.
Scientists Print All-Liquid 3-D Structures
. Reconfigurable material
could be used for liquid electronics and chemical synthesis, among
3-D Printing of Millimeter-sized Imaging Lenses
. The method could
impact optical imaging, vision correction, and disease diagnosis.
Fabricating Optically Active Structures
3-D Imaging of Excited Quantum Dots
Cheap 3-D Printer can produce Self-Folding Materials
3D Printed Tires and Shoes that Self-Repair
. The material is
manufactured using a 3D printing method that uses photopolymerization.
This process uses light to solidify a liquid resin in a desired shape or
geometry. To make it
, they had to dive a little deeper into the chemistry
behind the material.
is achieved through a reaction with a certain
chemical group called
By adding an oxidizer to the equation, thiols transform into another group
called disulfides. It is the disulfide group that is able to reform when
broken, leading to the self-healing ability. Finding the right ratio
between these two groups was the key to unlocking the materials' unique
properties. When we gradually increase the
, the self-healing
behavior becomes stronger, but the photopolymerization behavior becomes
weaker. In just 5 seconds, they can print a 17.5-millimeter square,
completing whole objects in around 20 minutes that can repair themselves
in just a few hours. After being cut in half, in just two hours at 60
degrees Celsius (four for the electronics due to the carbon used to
transmit electricity) they healed completely, retaining their strength and
function. The repair time can be decreased just by raising the
temperature. We actually show that under different temperatures -- from 40
degrees Celsius to 60 degrees Celsius -- the material can heal to almost
Magnetic 3D-Printed structures crawl, roll, and jump
. New printing
technique could be used to develop remotely controlled biomedical devices,
a spider-like 'grabber' that can crawl, roll, jump, and snap together fast
enough to catch a passing ball.
Flexible Circuits for 3D Printing
. A research cooperation has
developed a process suitable for 3D printing that can be used to produce
transparent and mechanically flexible electronic circuits. The technique
can enable new applications such as printable light-emitting diodes, solar
cells or tools with integrated circuits, as the scientists report in the
journal Scientific Reports. The researchers are demonstrating the
potential of their process with a flexible capacitor, among other things.
3D-printed plastics with high performance electrical circuits
Innovation could lead to better drones, satellites, biomedical devices.
M3D Pro: Feature-Packed 3D Printer for Reliability
. Professional 3D
Printer that bridges the gap between power users and consumers.
New 4-D Printer
could one day allow manufacturers to produce
electronic devices and their wiring in a single process.
3-D Printed Body Parts
is the process of creating cell patterns in a confined
using 3D printing technologies, where cell function and viability
are preserved within the printed construct. Generally, 3D bioprinting
utilizes the layer-by-layer method to deposit materials known as Bioinks
create tissue-like structures that are later used in medical and tissue
engineering field. Bioprinting covers a broad range of materials.
Currently, bioprinting can be used to print tissues and organs to help
research drugs and pills. In addition, 3D bioprinting has begun to
incorporate the printing of scaffolds
. These scaffolds can be used to
regenerate joints and ligaments. The first patent related to this
technology was filed in the United States in 2003 and granted in 2006.
is the manufacturing of tissue or organ models by printing hydrogel seeded
with live cells. Compared to non-biological printing, 3D bioprinting is
more complex due to the choice of materials, cell types, growth and
differentiation factors, and technical challenge related to the
sensitivity of living cells and the complexities of functional
3D Bioprinted Human Cartilage Cells can be Implanted
3D Printing of Living Cells using a new technique they call ‘in-air
is all about manipulating tiny drops of fluid with sizes
between a micrometer and a millimeter.
3-D Printed Body Parts
. 3-D printed microfibers could provide
structure for artificially grown body parts. Stem-cell-loaded hydrogels
reinforced with fibers like the rebar in cement can grow living cells in
defined patterns and eventually the fibers will dissolve and go away. If
we could multiplex electrospinning with a collagen gel and bioprinting, we
could build large and complex tissue interfaces, such as bone to
cartilage. Low-cost and efficient method to fabricate high-resolution and
repeatable 3-D polymer fiber patterns on nonconductive materials for
tissue engineering with available hobbyist-grade 3-D printers. The method
they use is a combination of 3-D printing and electrospinning, a method
that uses electric charge to spin nanometer threads from either a polymer
melt or solution. printer can deposit a precise pattern of fibers in three
dimensions to form a scaffold in a hydrogel on which cells can grow. Once
the tissue has grown sufficiently, the scaffolding can be dissolved,
leaving only a structured tissue appropriate for use. If two different
tissues -- muscle and tendon -- are needed, the 3-D printer can alter the
pattern of threads in such a way that the transition could be seamless
with the appropriate cells, resulting in a naturally formed, two-part
Organ Bioprinting gets a breath of fresh air
. Bioengineers have
cleared a major hurdle on the path to 3D printing replacement organs. It's
a breakthrough technique for bioprinting tissues with exquisitely
entangled vascular networks that mimic the body's natural passageways for
blood, air, lymph and other vital fluids.
are substances made of living cells that can be used for 3D printing of
complex tissue models. Bioinks are materials that mimic an extracellular
matrix environment to support the adhesion, proliferation, and
differentiation of living cells. Bioinks distinguish themselves from
traditional biomaterials such as hydrogels,
foam scaffolds due to their ability to be deposited as filaments during an
additive manufacturing process. Additionally, unlike traditional additive
manufacturing materials such as thermoplastic polymers, ceramics, and
metals which require the use of harsh solvents, cross-linking modalities
and high temperatures to be printed, bioinks are processed under much
milder conditions. These mild conditions are necessary to preserve
compatibility with living cells
prevent degradation of bioactive molecules and macroproteins. These
bioinks are often adopted from existing hydrogel biomaterials and derived
from natural polymers such as gelatins, alginates, fibrin, chitosan, and
hyaluronic acids that are sensitive to their processing conditions. Unlike
the thermoplastics that are often utilized in traditional 3D printing, the
chain entanglements and ionic interactions within the hydrogel-like bioink
rather than temperature dominate shape fidelity. The natural derivation of
many bioinks often results in a high water content and sensitivity to
harsh processing conditions. Therefore, bioink filaments are often
deposited at or below human body temperature and under mild conditions to
preserve bioink printability. Additional considerations must be taken into
account when printing bioinks blended with a cell suspension due to the
need to preserve cell viability. Differences from traditional 3D printing
materials. Printed at a much lower temperature (37 °C or below). Mild
cross-linking conditions. Natural derivation. Bioactive. Cell
3-D Printing creates Super Soft Structures that Replicate Brain and Lungs
Scientists Print first 3D Heart using patient's biological materials
Engineered heart completely matches the immunological, cellular,
biochemical and anatomical properties of the patient.
New method promises advances in 3D printing, manufacturing and biomedical
. Researchers have created a method to precisely create
droplets using a jet of liquid. The technique allows manufacturers to
quickly generate drops of material, finely control their size and locate
them within a 3D space.
Engineered Tissue Folding by Mechanical Compaction of the Mesenchyme
Many tissues fold into complex shapes during development. Controlling this
process in vitro would represent an important advance for tissue
engineering. We use embryonic tissue explants, finite element modeling,
and 3D cell-patterning techniques to show that mechanical compaction of
the extracellular matrix during mesenchymal condensation is sufficient to
drive tissue folding along programmed trajectories. The process requires
cell contractility, generates strains at tissue interfaces, and causes
patterns of collagen alignment around and between condensates. Aligned
collagen fibers support elevated tensions that promote the folding of
interfaces along paths that can be predicted by modeling. We demonstrate
the robustness and versatility of this strategy for sculpting tissue
interfaces by directing the morphogenesis of a variety of folded tissue
forms from patterns of mesenchymal condensates. These studies provide
insight into the active mechanical properties of the embryonic mesenchyme
and establish engineering strategies for more robustly directing tissue
morphogenesis ex vivo.
New Printing Technique uses cells and molecules to recreate Biological
New 3D Printer can create complex Biological Tissues
is a fiber production method which uses electric force to draw charged
threads of polymer solutions or polymer melts up to fiber diameters in the
order of some hundred nanometers. Electrospinning shares characteristics
of both electrospraying and conventional solution dry spinning of fibers.
The process does not require the use of coagulation chemistry or high
temperatures to produce solid threads from solution. This makes the
process particularly suited to the production of fibers using large and
complex molecules. Electrospinning from molten precursors is also
practiced; this method ensures that no solvent can be carried over
into the final product.
3-DIY: Printing your own Bioprinter
. Researchers have developed a
low-cost 3-D bioprinter by modifying a standard desktop 3-D printer,
and they have released the breakthrough designs as open source so that
anyone can build their own system.
Researchers develop 3D printed objects that can track and store how they
. Engineers have developed 3D printed devices that can track
and store their own use -- without using batteries or electronics.
Instead, this system uses a method called backscatter, through which a
device can share information by reflecting signals that have been
transmitted to it with an antenna.
is the reflection of waves, particles, or signals back to
the direction from which they came. It is a diffuse reflection due to
scattering, as opposed to specular reflection as from a mirror.
Backscattering has important applications in astronomy, photography,
and medical ultrasonography. The opposite effect is forward scatter, e.g.
when a translucent material like a cloud diffuses sunlight, giving
3D Printed Braces
3D Printed Drugs
Print your own Medicine
Scientists get soft on 3D printing
. New method could jump-start
creation of tiny medical devices for the body. Researchers at the National
Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed a new method
of 3D-printing gels and other soft materials. Published in a new paper, it
has the potential to create complex structures with nanometer-scale
precision. Because many gels are compatible with living cells, the new
method could jump-start the production of soft tiny medical devices such
as drug delivery systems or flexible electrodes that can be inserted into
the human body.
3-D Print Electronics and Cells Printed directly on Skin
temporary sensors on the body to detect chemical or biological agents or
solar cells to charge essential electronics. To remove the electronics,
the person can simply peel off the electronic device with tweezers or wash
it off with water.
Guns 3D Printed
or 3D printed Guns
plastic, but they still have metal parts. Metal screws or bullets sitting
inside a much thicker steel shell are needed to absorb the majority of the
force. So an effectively used
might still work, but a pat down or hand search might
be necessary, just
Don't touch my
. This is why educating people and informing the public is so
extremely important, because
always be vulnerable
doing ignorant things
is a search of a person's outer clothing wherein a person runs his or her
hands along the outer garments to detect any concealed weapons.
is a practice of searching a person for weapons or other
contraband suspected of being hidden on their body or inside their
clothing, and not found by performing a frisk search, by requiring the
person to remove some or all of his or her clothing.
is a firearm manufactured other than by a firearms
manufacturer or a gunsmith, and is typically constructed by adapting
existing materials to the purpose.Untraceable
is a firearm without serial numbers. By making the gun themselves
or buying guns privately or second hand, owners may legally bypass
background checks and registration regulations, the same way
Small Arms Trade
Gun Show Loophole
, which refers to the sale of firearms by private
sellers, including those done at gun shows, that are exempt from federal
background check requirements. This is dubbed the private sale exemption
or "secondary market". Gun Control
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3D Printing the next generation of Batteries
. The internal geometry
that produced the best porous electrodes
through additive manufacturing was what's known as an
-- metal prongs
interlocked like the fingers of two clasped hands, with the lithium
shuttling between the two sides.
is the World's First Pancake Printer. The PancakeBot is the
world’s first 3D food printer capable of printing pancakes by
automatically dispensing batter directly onto a griddle in a design of the
user’s choosing. Designs for printing can be created with the free easy to
use downloadable software and then loaded to the PancakeBot 2.0 via and
included SD card. Representing an evolution in food-printing technology,
PancakeBot 2.0 lets kids and adults express their creativity through food
while exploring technology.
3-D Printed Food
Humans have been making their own stuff for thousands of years
, so the
is nothing new. The only thing that's new is the
technology and our time in history. Starting in the 20th century, people
got use to everything being made for them. And
education got dumbed down
to create factory workers. But then American corporations
labor over seas
that drastically reduced the number of jobs that were
available. But the worst part was that education is still dumbed down, and
millions of jobs are still being shipped to other countries to exploit a
low paying labor force. Now
machines and automation
are increasing, and
still education is being dumbed down. Technology has made people realize
that they can make their own stuff. But the question is, should people be
making their own stuff? Do they need to? And what are the options and
choices that might be more
, efficient and effective and less
wasteful? But people are still undereducated. So it's almost impossible
for anyone to accurately calculate the actual cost of their actions. 99
percent of people still have no idea of all the
cause and effects
happen whenever they do something. Even when people do nothing, they still
have no idea of the cause and effects of doing nothing. But we are making
some progress. Technology is being democratized, but the most important
thing is that knowledge and information
also needs to be democratized
. That's because only highly educated
people can fully utilize technology without waste or abuse, as we can
clearly see today. We need to improve education by 1,000 percent so that
people fully understand themselves and the world around them.
people to be independent
and be able to survive on their own, but the most
important thing is, people need to know how to
our efforts, without wasting time, energy and resources. So mass
production can still work really well if done right. It's great to make
your own stuff and be independent, but everyone knows that we live on a
planet with billions of other humans. So we need to understand this fact
as well. Being highly educated and skilled would have to include being
able to work together and fully utilize our strength in numbers. When
everyone becomes an expert and a professional and becomes highly educated,
then we will have have a much better world. Now put that in your 3D
printer, and let's start going. Live, Learn ,Love and Progress, and then
after that, maybe print something useful and see what happens, you never know, or do you?