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[–] Wulfgar 1 points 40 points (+41|-1) ago 

Gov: hold my beer

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[–] SquarebobSpongebutt 1 points 16 points (+17|-1) ago 

People forget/don't know how much anti-counterfeiting technology the government forces on printer and scanner manufacturers and how crazy copyright and patent protections have gotten. Wait until some company gets in their ear about how people are infringing on patents and copyrights by printing parts at home. Shit will get real very quickly. And they will use that cover to find ways to block other things they don't want you to make.

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[–] Tangent-love 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

Generation 1 was pirating music 2D. generation 2 is 3D printing. The story will play out the same.

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[–] LewsTherinTelamon 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Thankfully we have projects like http://marlinfw.org and http://smoothieware.org that are completely opensource with none of the anti-counterfieting or drm or whatever a commercial product may be crippled by.

The home manufacturing cat is out of the bag and not much can be done about it. The real hurdle is a knowledge problem. 3d printers and CNC Mills aren't easy or user friendly particularly when you have to troubleshoot problems.

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[–] rongthink 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

NAILED it. Soon copyright/patent trolls will try to stop 3-d printing

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[–] prairie 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

First thing they will ban printing: 3D printers. If you could just print a restriction-free printer with the restricted one, it wouldn't do much good.

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[–] InyourfaceNancyGrace 0 points 12 points (+12|-0) ago 

Just 3D print commercial grade 3D printers. Checkmate!

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[–] SpongeRobert 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Build your own: v1Engineering.com

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[–] BlowjaySimpson 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Yeah I was going to say. It hasn't stopped them from trying before.

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[–] Livelongdiefree 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Spot on my friend, nailed it to the forehead of anyone who thinks differently. Never be able to beat the big guys... examples- cure for major diseases/sickness and vehicles that actually run on water.