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Susan Fourtané
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Re: Far out
Susan Fourtané   8/28/2013 1:20:38 PM
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Mr.R, 

Making thousands of what? :/ 

-Susan

Mr. Roques
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Re: Far out
Mr. Roques   8/26/2013 7:01:04 PM
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The videos did help a lot. I dont think it can handle metal although maybe some alloy. I'm assuming the advantage would be making thousands of them because the individual speed is very low. 

Jacob
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Re: 4D printing
Jacob   8/26/2013 2:44:00 AM
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"Clearly you are not convinced/Have no experience about how the Crowdsourcing Phenomenon works today. I recommend you give it some time and let it warm upto You!"

Tech4people, I don't know what made you to think like that. I hope almost everybody in this community may be well known about crowd sourcing and how it will help in need.



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Re: 4D printing
Jacob   8/26/2013 2:41:21 AM
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"You will be able to see change in the assembly-line, which will become a self-assembly line. I wrote especifically about this, and you will see the article soon here. Maybe that clarifies more your question. The fourth dimension which adds tranformation capabilities is a game changer. Think of water piping, and how 4D printing can help. "

Susan, thanks and hope to read more about it.

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Re: New Characteristics for Supply Chain
Jacob   8/26/2013 2:39:25 AM
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"As I said, jobs will evolve in the same way the new technologies are evolving. People's jobs will change to do apply their best skills. This has happened in the history of humanity, if you come to think about. People are just slow to accept changes. Without changes there is no evolution."

Susan, infact it will create more job opportunities, but may be in some other rolls.

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Re: Don't always looks at the jobs replaced.
Jacob   8/26/2013 2:37:26 AM
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"That's right. People should start having so much fear about evolution, and change. Or, go and and live in a cave if they can't adapt to evolution. "

Susan, its always better to educate peoples for keeping out such fears.

Hailey Lynne McKeefry
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Re: 4D printing
Hailey Lynne McKeefry   8/26/2013 1:07:39 AM
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@Susan, let's hope not! that clip was a little high impact for me. :) Indeed, though, it gets you to thinking that this technology will take us in directions that we can't imagine.

Susan Fourtané
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Re: 4D printing
Susan Fourtané   8/25/2013 5:28:21 AM
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Hailey, 

Glad you liked it. I tried to find a Transformers video for the article, but none of the ones I found showing what I wanted to show was short enough. But if you think of Transformers you get a pretty clear picture of what 4D printing might bring in the future. 

-Susan

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Re: New Characteristics for Supply Chain
Susan Fourtané   8/25/2013 5:24:55 AM
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Hailey 

". . . fear of change is a huge stumbling block to transformation and movement forward. an excellent reminder."

Exactly. That's why I never understand when some people can't see forward, beyond their nose, can't adapt to changes, and most importantly they can't see the work and effort of these researchers working on bringing new technologies like 4D printing to the industrial level, working to make them available to everybody. 

I simply can't justify someone who is more worried about things than can be fixed, like workers learning new skills to access the new jobs that will emerge when these technologies reach the supply chain in so many fields. Plenty of new jobs that don't exist today will be available. I think people who think otherwise are lazy thinkers, who won't go far if they don't change their attitude, because for them complaining is a daily habit.

As I was saying below, I have seen the same people repeating the same things about their "concerns" for years now. They use the same old argument every time there is a discussion about new technologies, and their incorporation to manufacturing, for example. So, after many times of reading the same it becomes boring, unthoughtful, and way too narrow-minded. 

If there is no change there is no evolution. If everyone would have been so unwilling to adapt in the past, and to embrace change humanity would be still living in the Stone Age. 

-Susan  

Hailey Lynne McKeefry
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Re: 4D printing
Hailey Lynne McKeefry   8/24/2013 6:57:02 PM
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@Susan, thanks for posting the video...it was a bit of weekend fun for me!

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