New 3D printer makes furniture, glass jars, food and more out of garbage


33 Responses to “New 3D printer makes furniture, glass jars, food and more out of garbage”

  1. Aaron Swain says:

    ….and Alaskan vampires.

    (I’m not gonna even mention the totally awesome library music)

  2. PhosPhorious says:

    But can it mend a broken heart?

  3. CLamb says:

    Not really innovative.  It’s just an ordinary industrial shredder with a velocity greater than the speed of light.  Now as to how they got it to go that fast; that is something.

  4. awjt says:

    Now I want to see Mr. Fusion make a banana peel and a beer can out of pure energy.

  5. waetherman says:

    Given the lack of safety features on this device, I’m sure there’s plenty of lost footage (npi) somewhere of it creating lots of arms and other body parts out of shredded human flesh.

    • Preston Sturges says:

      You can set it to create “dead hooker,” “hobo,” “homeless guy,” or “FBI informant.” Upgrades include “census taker,” “Jehova’s Witness,” and “ex-spouse.”

  6. Karnzarnit says:

    Is it open source?????

  7. GuyInMilwaukee says:

    I bet that thing can even make people like the 3d printer by the lake in the movie “Ograf”.

  8. seyo says:

    I laughed, I cried, it was a roller coaster ride of emotions.

  9. spacemunky says:

    Tea. Earl Grey. Hot.

  10. Its only limitation is that it will only work if people walk backwards around it.

  11. Nathaniel says:

    It’s just too bad the special anti-entropic feedstock is so hard to get hold of.

  12. Mantissa128 says:

    But why does it make tacky, used furniture?

  13. odds are, somebody has already contacted the company with hopes of building a quicker assault rifle =p

  14. alexb says:

    Even running in reverse that thing scares the shit out of me.

  15. bo1n6bo1n6 says:

    But can it replicate itself? 

  16. knoxblox says:

    Up next, the automobile that travels roadways saving downed bicyclists and pedestrians!

    Bonus Video: Mysterious benefactor gives iPhone to baby.

  17. Robert says:

    Some of the parts it makes are broken. Lame.

  18. francoisroux says:

    This machine gives me the heeby geebies, I cringe everytime I watch it devour something. It’s no better watching it spit it back out…

  19. garyg2 says:

    So what was with the tampons and stuff? Did they just think it would make a cool demo or something?

  20. snagglepuss says:

    I used to operate an industrial shredder that made that thing look like something from Ronco. 440 volts + a solid ton of meshing solid-steel rotary blades = Steel-belted radial truck tires, 4×4′s and over a million tons of confidential records a year - Wham-Bam-Thank-You-Ma’am Gone.

    Our favorite thing to feed it was an empty 5-gallon cooking oil container from the cafeteria. Sort of like a big plastic milk jug in a carboard shipping container. We would screw on the lid really tight and feed it into the crusher belt system which led to the blades. Intense compression until the edge of it hit the blade array and – BOOM ! Sounded like a mortar round going off, and gush of air would blast out of the shredder, reaching about fifteen feet, blowing bits of shredded paper out with it – A visible shock wave. Very entertaining.

  21. emschelle says:

    Those operators look like they might be TK.

  22. Wingnut says:

    Does that mean the movie Fargo played backwards would spit out a Steve Buscemi out of a wood chipper?

  23. Mr. Winka says:

    But the technology to reverse time hasn’t been invented yet. Nevermind. Just forget I said anything.

  24. scav says:

    Hey! In *this* house we obey the laws of thermodynamics!

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