Well, I guess it was only a matter of time.... heck even I've been thinking about using 3d printers to build (at least part of it anyways) a surfboard...
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A New and Dangerous enemy of the Local Shaper
Jul 21, 2013, 10:48 PM #2Senior Member
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I wonder if it can build me a girl friend?
Jul 21, 2013, 11:03 PM #3
I don't know about 'enemy' status.....if I were the 3D board guy, I'd be franchising the heck outta that technology to enable local shapers to do an even better job of creating terrific boards for local surfers.
Just my 2 centavos
Jul 21, 2013, 11:34 PM #4Member
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As cool as it sounds, I feel like this is something that's too "tech" too fast for something that's seems like it's remained pretty much unchanged since boards were first made from foam and fiberglass. Or correct me if I'm wrong. I don't know ****.
Jul 22, 2013, 12:29 AM #5
I wouldn't worry. Didn't you notice that turd they use an example? Seems like all the 3D printer does is make the framing for a hollow board.
I work in the 3d biz and I think its a pretty revolutionary advancement. Right now you can get a 3d printer for your desktop and print fins out you design on your computer. the material used is plastic but it wouldnt take much to have it say print a foam material.
the computer wiped out the typesetting industry overnight, literally. 3d printing has the ability to do that to any number of industries.
Jul 22, 2013, 01:45 AM #7Senior Member
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Still not as dangerous as their #1 Worst Enemy...
...Getting a real job
Jul 22, 2013, 03:12 AM #8
I don't know, I don't think shapers have too much to be worried about. There will always be guys who would rather have a Sunova than a FireWire. Same board fundamentally, right?
Except that the Sunova costs twice as much and has that something extra. Whatever it is.
Surfing is more than the machine.
Jul 22, 2013, 10:54 AM #9
Isn't this just the next step for the popout companies? I don't see this being any worse than what shapers already face today. There will still always be a market for hand-shaped boards. It is a cool concept that I would support for fin manufacturing.
Jul 22, 2013, 11:38 AM #10