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nimantha.d
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Re: Finding Parts
nimantha.d   1/26/2013 10:36:55 PM
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Ok what kind of a market will it create Hospice ?

pocharle
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Re: What about 3D printing?
pocharle   12/27/2012 12:34:30 PM
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Not may be, it will!

Not many companies would brush it under the rug & let you continue the infringements.

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Re: What about 3D printing?
TaimoorZ   12/27/2012 4:56:20 AM
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@Hospice_Houngbo: Yes, if you replicate the part without permission it may be considered a counterfeited one and would violate copyrights.

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Re: What about 3D printing?
Hospice_Houngbo   12/26/2012 10:00:05 PM
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@TaimoorZ,

"Also, what about composite components? "

That is a good point. The quality of the parts is a valid concern. Also there is an intellectual property issue that may prevent such operation.

TaimoorZ
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Re: What about 3D printing?
TaimoorZ   12/26/2012 7:50:13 AM
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@Hospice: 3D printing is good for producing prototypes and samples. I don't think you can rely on it as a substitute for actual parts. Because 3D printing is in initial stages, I don't think the quality can be really relied on. Also, what about composite components? You can't print those through 3D printers and you need a vendor to procure them.

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Re: Finding Parts
Hospice_Houngbo   12/26/2012 5:53:15 AM
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@nimantha.d

An approved vendor-list (AVL) may depend on the manufacturer's business partners. But this list can become exhaustive and complete with time. 

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What about 3D printing?
Hospice_Houngbo   12/26/2012 5:42:41 AM
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"When necessary, some of these companies can manufacture components using all the original specs. "

Even though this solution seems to be costly, it is nonetheless the best option for some businesses to get those "hard-to-find parts". But my question is:  Will the advent of 3D-printing make it easier to print those parts?

nimantha.d
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Finding Parts
nimantha.d   12/24/2012 5:36:48 AM
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There are so many which I feel should be added to the list. Anyway I guess these are the critical list but I feel it might take some time to get things done up and running.



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