Possible future threat to UPS

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by instantK, Apr 13, 2014.

  1. instantK

    instantK Member

    Why ship when you can just print it at home!
    From Guns to Pastries: How 3D Printing Will Change the Way


     
  2. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

  3. I Highly doubt that most people could afford a $4000.oo 3D printer.
    It sounds good in theory,but in reality not probable.
     
  4. instantK

    instantK Member

    I agree... But still the thought of what this technology could do in 20-30 years...
     
  5. joeboodog

    joeboodog good people drink good beer

    New tech is always wildly expensive. Later the price will come down.
     
  6. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    My first VCR was $600 from the base exchange.
     
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  7. scooby0048

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    Our $600 VCR got me a whoopin' two days after we got it because I couldn't get the tape out and I thought taking it apart would "fix" it. Lol...never did get it back together. Thanks for the junk Montgomery Ward.
     
  8. 3d printers, to make delivery drones?
     
  9. scooby0048

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    Not drones but "yes men" boxslingers...we'll all be out of jobs!
     
  10. 1989

    1989 Well-Known Member

    Who will deliver the 3d printer? Who will deliver the parts/filament for that printer?
     
  11. RonBurgandy??????????

    RonBurgandy?????????? God is Great, beer is good , People are crazy.

    :fantasysmiley:
     
  12. RonBurgandy??????????

    RonBurgandy?????????? God is Great, beer is good , People are crazy.

    Beautiful pic. Where is that ? I want to buy a cabin in that exact spot when I retire
     
  13. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    I'm going to 3D print a 3D printer and sell them on EBay if I lose my job.
     
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  14. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    My boss said he is going to buy one of these printers and make multi copies of the young runners in our center.
     
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  15. Can they 3d print,a bottle of beer?
     
  16. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    Sure...minus the beer. Better start home brewing! lol
     
  17. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    Maybe not, but if some customers were to add up all the stuff they buy online in a year...especially the HSN and QVC queens...$4000 to print it at home might save them money.
     
  18. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

  19. 1989

    1989 Well-Known Member

    Deception pass.