There are many small(er) news items that support or lend context to the new norms Janus Dialogs follows. As such, I’ll be gathering these together into a single running update. Below are the updates for The third industrial revolution.
“If ultrasonic baby pictures aren’t enough, how about a resin-cast 3D model of your live fetus floating in clear lucite?” An Ebisu health clinic, Hiro-o Ladies, is working with a 3D printer called Fasotec to create Tenshi no Katachi – Shape Of An Angel – so the entire family can see what that squirt is doing in your womb. See the video here.
“Where’s the beef?” In the printer apparently. Time to add meat to the list of items and materials being used in additive manufacturing. Attracting much attention (and high level investors) this “animal-free animal products would be better for our carbon footprint and our rainforests, make us safe from drug-resistant bacteria and pink slime” according to Fast Company
Apparently this is not all that cutting edge, as one comment pointed to Arthur C. Clarke who “has (as usual) beaten them to it. In ‘3001‘ he describes a thing called an “Autochef” which produces meals on demand.”
Parts to a gun, yes a gun, not only can be printed using additive manufacturing, but these parts are now appearing on 3D marketplaces like Thingiverse (@thingiverse). While not yet the complete firearms (as pointed out in the comments of the story in Popular Science (@popsci), this is clearly the beginning of a new “portability” for firearms making tracking of the guns themselves, and the owners, much harder. Waiting for the first movie to include a villain who prints his gun at the scene of the crime and then melts it. [Thanks to Scott M. for the story]
Additive and subtractive manufacturing is coming to every house, but here is a CNC Mill that can build a house. This certainly brings a vision of scale to the third industrial revolution. Built by EEW Protec.
Burriotb0t – “Open Source, Open Mouths, Open Engagement” made by
@markolicious. Burritob0t is a 3D printer that prepares edible burritos within minutes. Enough said. [disclosure: @JanusDialogs made a donation.]
Jay Leno (
@jayleno) is known for his car collection among other things. Many of his vehicles are old, unique, and hard to find replacement parts for. Like the story below about @tinkercad @makerfaire, Jay at times needs to make replacement parts as well. He uses a slightly more expensive and complex process but none the less manufactures the parts he needs as he needs them.