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Bill B
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Re: 3D Printing of Sailboats

Originally Posted by titustiger27 View Post
I think we are looking at this differently.

First even if book publishers are outsourcing it is to a bigger printer, not some guy with a photocopier in his basement...
I agree that it's not to a guy in his basement. But it's only to a bigger printer because the publisher is no longer a printer at all. (and any printing is more than none)

Originally Posted by titustiger27 View Post
and those who are outsourcing, likely they are outsourcing Stephen King novels, not Kilgore Trout.
I disagree. Since the publishers don't do their own printing, they have no choice but to send all of it out.

Originally Posted by titustiger27 View Post
If I read you right, you are saying that O'day is going to outsource boat building to a guy with a 3-D printer --- is that right?
Not to a guy with a printer in his basement.

But potentially to a specialized company whose sole purpose might be to print large form factor items (which in this case would include, but not be limited to, boat hulls). I would expect said company to have multiple printers, servicing multiple clients, probably in multiple industries. An industrial 3D print shop, if you will.
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