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Really want to talk about.
And now want to get into something that that I really do wanna talk about I don't understand that much let me bring in Jeremy Kaplan who is the he's a science technology editor of foxnews.com.
And you're talking about a 3-D.
And it tell me if my if if my interpretation of this story is right and please give a lot of explanation here.
The eat your pretty much replacing manufacturing and I wrong.
That is certainly the -- that is part of the potential what's going on here it's it's a fairly amazing technology it's actually been in use for many years.
But there have been some improvements over the past few years that really brought this down and now we -- these things that he basically these desktop replicated as they can print out anything.
And right now we're talking about something.
You know -- a big it's not training -- gigantic car for example.
There are however right industrial scale larger things they can do that so this is a really transformative technology right now.
Today I don't get it I mean how can you would see you wanna you know you print a working cell phone is gonna work.
That absolutely now so when I was on the with a lot of different parts -- that the very complicated thing you part of the routing to different parts and assembly.
Let me look at your describe the technology TC get a handle on what's going on here.
If you'll -- for your ordinary printer.
It it it -- a line of text and the advances that paid just a little bit.
Imagine if I didn't advance that page it just kept on pretty that same line invention that -- would build up an.
Instead of that what's going on here is.
There's a spool of plastic thread -- fade and instead of ink.
And that's a much -- substance it deposits one line of that and then another line and then another line and you build of something real fast actually.
And if you do that right this way and this way and then build it up this way you've got a three thing.
Fairly simple we think about it.
Know ultimately you still have to have matter that goes in this machine it doesn't.
Were -- it doesn't really make a radical displacement Dayton in just has been a little bit about plastic my dad was in the business doesn't make a radical displacement of like injection molding or or or or blow molding things -- makes another plastic.
Subtle -- that you've got to have -- that goes into the printing -- share but but you and I don't have injection molding machines whereas for 2000 dollars you can buy something that will create.
Products that the -- company maker but.
And the manufacture the the CEO of this company -- glasses that he presented himself on his printer.
And if you want you can go to their website and they have this repository of a schematic to print out anything you can download the schematic for his glasses and take this thing home -- -- little plastics Poland and you can print out glasses okay.
But you've still got over the last for example because there are so many different parts.
But I can see 92 years from now three years from now five years from now whatever it is that is not inconceivable.
So you've got to me got -- by the raw materials welcome up here -- somehow and then go online find the schematic and hit it hit print and and you get the Paraguay exactly.
Now the the interesting thing is that companies are what people are doing with this so a big thing has been the gun control laws.
And some of the companies behind some of these products have said well you know what look what you can do you can print outs.
High capacity -- cartridge -- -- one of these printers.
Which sort of says that law that the David discussing you know.
The legislation just isn't keeping up with the technology through the issue here.
That yet that's amazing it's a whole new ethical discussion you would have to get into -- sum -- what I heard they're talking about.
If you could do this remotely you put the like -- -- space station you can make -- up printer but you still got a how to get the raw materials to something that's -- far away will look at that the technology really advancing an incredible rate they're talking about.
Different -- versions of these printers that print -- much much smaller levels one of them is something that they're talking about.
Taking -- an asteroid.
Or even to the moon I think is that the big concept.
Build this thing on the moon using moon dust as the building material and -- can print out things on the moon and they're saying they could pretty -- actually print -- effectively a moon base.
Using moon dust they'll probably take -- no more than a couple of hours but still fascinating to think -- what's possible when you have these.
Three ready -- in essence.
This is real Star Wars stuff this is really interesting stuff all right Gerri thanks for appealing to the -- all of us it was a really enjoyable segment.
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