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Will 3D printing be a crime?

3Dprint-2

Imagine having a 3D printer. Need a larger coffee mug, print it. Need a chair? Print the parts and assemble. There are millions of everyday (and not so everyday) objects that you could just print out if you needed it. What if it had a copper/metal cartridge, you could print out circuits. Start printing electronic devices? Fuck...

Anyway I was wondering then, what if someone created an iPod in the software and made it available to download via bittorrent? Then millions of users would be download object files and printing there own accessories etc. I hope it happens soon... :)

Well here's the start of it...

And if you like the idea of that, then listen to this... (It's called "Printcrime" by Cory Doctorow)

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Comments

Never thought about that. i gotta be brushing my not-so-sci-fi-but-still-sci-fi news sensor. it seems there is a wave coming. thanks for the news

Posted by: FireHawk | 9 Mar 2007 16:27:06

Looks like a first step on the way to Replication!

Posted by: Martin | 20 Mar 2007 09:37:39

Looks like a first step on the way to Replication!

Posted by: Martin | 20 Mar 2007 09:37:41