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Old 03-12-2013, 07:51 AM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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"so early in its development"

I saw a 3-D printer at the San Diego Supercomputer Center back in the year 2000, back when there were only a few of them in the world. In those days, the center was letting other institutions print on its printer, since they didn't have one of their own.
Interesting. Honestly I did not know they had them back then but it makes sense. For the first 10 years they were not very good and while advancing exponentially it was doubling small numbers so not many people noticed. Now we must be at the knee of the curve so they are doubling big numbers and more people are noticing. Imagine what the 2020's will be like with this technology!
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Old 03-18-2013, 08:03 AM
 
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"so early in its development"

I saw a 3-D printer at the San Diego Supercomputer Center back in the year 2000, back when there were only a few of them in the world. In those days, the center was letting other institutions print on its printer, since they didn't have one of their own.
I would still consider that VERY early in development.
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Old 03-18-2013, 07:15 PM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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I would still consider that VERY early in development.
That is a good point and I think it shows how we are use change fast in todays world. However how fast this technology is developing is just amazing to me as it looks like they will be able to print any organ in less then 7 years. How will that change the medical community?

Imagine going go see the doctor then:

Well sir you sensor went off and according to our tests you will have a heart attack in 2 weeks. We have already got your stem cells and will print out the new heart and in 3 days you will have a brand new heart......
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Old 03-18-2013, 10:42 PM
 
Location: The Valley of the Sun
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"They" can already use them to print out organs and new skin.
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Old 03-19-2013, 10:43 AM
 
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"They" can already use them to print out organs and new skin.
Care to share your sources?

What I read is:

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Feb. 4, 2013 — A team of researchers from Scotland has used a novel 3D printing technique to arrange human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) for the very first time.

It is hoped that this breakthrough, which has been published Feb. 5 in the journal Biofabrication, will allow three-dimensional tissues and structures to be created using hESCs, which could, amongst other things, speed up and improve the process of drug testing.

In the field of biofabrication, great advances have been made in recent years towards fabricating three-dimensional tissues and organs by combining artificial solid structures and cells; however, in the majority of these studies, animal cells have been used to test the different printing methods which are used to produce the structures.
3-D printing breakthrough with human embryonic stem cells
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Old 03-19-2013, 11:30 AM
 
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Informative reading on the subject:

Drilling into 3D printing: Gimmick, revolution or spooks' nightmare?

Drilling into 3D printing: Gimmick, revolution or spooks' nightmare? ? The Register
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Old 03-19-2013, 11:43 AM
 
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3-D printing breakthrough with human embryonic stem cells
That is interesting thanks.
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Old 03-19-2013, 11:45 AM
 
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"They" can already use them to print out organs and new skin.
Some organs but not all like the heart and lung and liver.
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Old 03-19-2013, 08:40 PM
 
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Some organs but not all like the heart and lung and liver.
Can you picture it in a couple of decades? Walk into a store:

Yeah, lemme have a pair of lungs a kidney and a larger penis.... to go please....
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Old 03-20-2013, 08:16 AM
 
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Can you picture it in a couple of decades? Walk into a store:

Yeah, lemme have a pair of lungs a kidney and a larger penis.... to go please....
"gah, a hangnail!" *chops whole finger off and screws on a new one*
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