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Brechtel198 Supporting Member of TMP12 Nov 2019 9:04 a.m. PST

…descended instantly into the same old people trotting out their same old (very tired) diatribes.

Definitions of diatribe:

1: a bitter and abusive speech or piece of writing

2: ironic or satirical criticism

3: archaic : a prolonged discourse

von Winterfeldt12 Nov 2019 10:17 a.m. PST

Sad that this thread began as quite an interesting article about 3D printing but, as always, descended instantly into the same old people trotting out their same old (very tired) diatribes.

You are right, my apologies

Stoppage12 Nov 2019 1:22 p.m. PST

Stepping away from the bear-pit that is bestness…

Imagine if 3d printing technology had been available in the smoothbore gunpowder era:

You could get the best design from the best book from the best system and 3d print to your hearts content (& enemy's horror):

- Gabions printed on-site using sprayed concrete
- Siege cannon barrels printed en-battery using sintered bronze
- Mortar and howitzer shells printed with very thin cases
- Squeak-free gun-carriage axle boxes
- Commemorative post-battle badges and gee-gaws
- Etc, etc

Of course, someone would just 3d print something that would spoil it all – such as a modern warplane, or tank.

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