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Re: 3D Printing of Sailboats

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I think books are a poor comparison to boats.
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The parallels between boat building and book publishing would seem to elude me, though.
It wasn't an intentional comparison, but rather, a digression. My original point was that 3D printing advances could result in the outsourcing of hull production, removing the need for builders to finance/afford their own 3D printers. That sort of veered off into whether or not 2D printing advances had resulted in the outsourcing of book printing.

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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)



I disagree. Since the publishers don't do their own printing, they have no choice but to send all of it out.




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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Re: 3D Printing of Sailboats

Speaking of publishing and printing, the two are NOT the same thing. A publisher solicits authors, grooms them, hires editors and fact-checkers and attorneys to deal with the material. Publicizes the book, arranges author's book-signing tours, and...wait for it...contracts out the printing to a printer!

A printer is just the guy who owns the printing presses, he's got nothing to do with the larger "publishing house" business. A publisher is more akin to a full service yacht sales agency, than a boat builder.

Our theoretical huge 3D printer will, however, be run exactly the same way that printing presses and mainframe computers and other expensive equipment is run. If you have a big expensive computer, you sell time-sharing on it, you never let it sit idle. If you have a printing press, you run three shifts, six or seven days a week, and each job is scheduled to run at a certain time. If the job comes in late? Too bad, you missed your slot, you'll need to reschedule. All this expensive equipment only makes money when it is being used, and the folks who own 'em, use 'em.
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Re: 3D Printing of Sailboats

just stumbled across an german article on how researchers produced lightweight materials with a similar strength to solid steel...
here the english abstract:
High-strength cellular ceramic composites with 3D microarchitecture
and it is done with 3D laser lithografie which is a type of 3D printing...
we are just at the beginning of an era and nobody can tell how much more is to come in the future...
that is what the whole material looks like on a close up:
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I could see it happening, but it will take a while longer than 10 years. I doubt anyone will go into business buying a large printer to print boats, but once you have the equipment it doesn't matter much what you make with it.

My guess is the first boats made this way will be aluminum, or actually titanium. As an outgrowth of metal sintering technology already being used in custom fabrication instead of making molds. But right now the largest machine I know of (not that I follow it closely) is only a few feet a side. But within this size pretty much anything can be made.

They would just have to up the size massively to make it possible.
They're working on it.

3D Printing a Functional Boat with Post-Consumer Milk Jugs | MAKE

Dutch Firm Plans 3D-Printed Canal Boat

Urbee: The world's first 'printed' car rolling off the 3D printing presses... | Mail Online

3ders.org - 40 Chinese students create a race car using 3D printed parts | 3D Printer News & 3D Printing News
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