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3D Printed Metal Gun
World’s First 3D Printed Metal Gun – Solid Concepts Blog – The industrial printer we used costs more than my college tuition (and I went to a private university) and the engineers who run our machines are top of the line; they are experts who know what they’re doing and understand 3D Printing better than anyone in this business. Thanks to them, Solid Concepts is debunking the idea that 3D Printing isn’t a viable solution or isn’t ready for mainstream manufacturing. – the 3D printed metal gun is more important as a demonstrator of the technology. You could print machine parts on demand or do small run precision engineering. It would provide a degree of flexibility to machine shops or even allow the fabrication of parts that a CNC machine wouldn’t be able to make. The first 3D printed metal gun doesn’t promise cheap fabrication through.
Only 6% of employees in China ‘engaged’ in their work: poll｜WantChinaTimes.com – compared to 13% in other countries
The renminbi: outward strength masks domestic frailty｜WantChinaTimes.com – because the Renminbi has been historically undervalued, rather than current performance indicator
Troubles at Mondelez are an Open Door For Activist Investors – WSJ – which shows how much value must have been destroyed in the Cadbury acquisition
Nikon Df: Retro DSLR packed with full-frame performance | ExtremeTech – this will blow up in Asia
WP Robot – Premium WordPress Autoposting Plugin – pure evil
McDonalds ponders in-store 3D printing for Happy Meal toys • The Register – could this be cheaper than cranking out cheap mouldings in China / Vietnam / Indonesia?
Asian Market 101 | PixelBits – great slideware fodder
Bloomberg News Is Said to Curb Articles That Might Anger China – NYTimes.com – interesting to contrast with all the UK media bar the The Guardian on Snowden…
China’s Singles’ Day shows market power of one | Considered View | Breakingviews – Singles’ Day demonstrates not consumer power but monopoly power. Alibaba’s market share of over 80 percent gives it huge sway over how sellers reach online customers. Brands on Tmall must cut prices, mostly by 50 percent, to be part of the site’s heavy 11.11 marketing campaign, for example. No-one is forced to participate, but those which don’t risk losing serious market share
Social Unveiling: Hoping to Convert Followers into Buyers – Analyst Insight from Euromonitor International – make image-rich wish lists, making it easier for shoppers to visually curate Amazon products alone, without having
Your new Xbox One won’t do much without the day one patch – I feel really uneasy about this