Manufacturing in Science Fiction
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Name

Author (Publication Date)

Philip K. Dick (1956)
Frank Herbert (1965)
Bruce Sterling (1988)
Robert Heinlein (1941)
Philip K. Dick (1966)
Neal Stephenson (1995)
William Gibson (1999)
Arthur C. Clarke (1978)
James Blish (1952)
China Mieville (2004)
Murray Leinster (1945)
James P. Hogan (1979)
Larry Niven (1973)

Related Science Fiction in the News

Strati 3D Printed Car
'You rode in it - you know how good it is.'- Philip K. Dick, 1956.
(re: Philip K. Dick, 9/14/2014 )
First 3D Printer In Space?
'It can be mass-produced only in the orbiting factories...'- Arthur C. Clarke, 1978.
(re: Arthur C. Clarke, 9/3/2014 )
World's First Rapid 3D Nanoscale Printer
'Down, to the limit imposed by the ultimate indivisibility of the atoms themselves...'- Raymond Z. Gallun, 1937.
(re: Raymond Z. Gallun, 8/28/2014 )
Robot Lamp Assembles Itself (Via 3D Printer)
'You see, the Sheen Robots assemble themselves...'- James Schmitz, 1966.
(re: James Schmitz, 6/9/2014 )
3D Printing An Entire Car
"... Almost as good as the original it was printed from."- Philip K. Dick, 1956.
(re: Philip K. Dick, 11/26/2013 )
Self-Building, Self-Tooling, Autonomous Manufacturing
'The machinery was building a miniature replica of the demolished factory.'- Philip K. Dick, 1953.
(re: Philip K. Dick, 7/6/2013 )
3D Printing Is Here - Pay For The Printer!
'On the concrete platform, in front of the dying Biltong, lay a heap of originals to be duplicated.'- Philip K. Dick, 1955.
(re: Philip K. Dick, 12/18/2012 )
3D Printing: The End Of Global Supply Chains?
'Nanofax AG offers a technology that digitally reproduces objects, physically, at a distance.'- William Gibson, 1999.
(re: Philip K. Dick, 10/14/2012 )
MGX 3D Printed Goods Almost Has it
They almost have that Gibsonian business model figured out.
(re: William Gibson, 12/19/2010 )
3D Nano Molecular Structures Can Be Built On A Surface
Working nanotechnology gets a bit closer with this first time development.
(re: Philip K. Dick, 11/23/2010 )
Agrarian Detroit, Your Harvest Home
The Vegetable City? It doesn't quite have the same ring as 'The Motor City', but give it time.
(re: Isaac Asimov, 11/18/2010 )
Brick Road-Printing Machine
Now with Disney and Thunderbirds update! Pretty impressive machine performs a difficult task admirably well; those of us who have done this task by hand salute the designers.
(re: China Mieville, 11/16/2010 )
Autofac - Real-Life Nanoscale Assembly Line
Remarkable experiment demonstrates that a nanoscale assembly line can actually work.
(re: Philip K. Dick, 5/16/2010 )
3D Printing In Ceramics - The Vitraglyphic Process
A new way to fabricate glass and ceramic objects.
(re: Philip K. Dick, 5/11/2010 )
Zprinter 350 Full-Color 3D Printer
Nothing like getting a full-color object right out of the printer - or the nanofax, for William Gibson fans.
(re: William Gibson, 10/19/2009 )
D_Shape 3DPrints Houses, Rocks, Temples
All you need is a CAD file - use it to print out conventional houses - are you kidding? Print out Mayan temples or Planet of the Apes houses!
(re: Larry Niven, 5/11/2009 )
Mcor Matrix 3D Paper Printer
This device prints out three-dimensional objects using regular paper. It seems like only yesterday that I brought home my MX-80.
(re: William Gibson, 11/8/2008 )
Hexapod Robot CNC Router
I'd never look at a six-legged robot and think to myself 'This thing would make a great CNC router.' But Matt Denton did, and you'll be glad he did.
(re: Jack Vance, 6/13/2008 )
Roll-to-Roll Processing OLEDs And Video Wallpaper
This is a very cool technology, one that could provide us with several different sfnal devices in the not-too-distant future.
(re: Vernor Vinge, 4/18/2008 )
Contour Crafting House Printer Nears Test
It appears that the work of Dr. Behrokh Khoshnevis and his 'house printer' will finally get a real-world test in the next few months.
(re: Murray Leinster, 1/15/2007 )
Fab@Home 'Fabber' Freeform Fabricator
Lipson and Malone bring the printing of three-dimensional objects into the home with this project.
(re: Various, 1/11/2007 )
Sketch Furniture Ultra Rapid Prototyping
Amazing technology so advanced only children's fantasy could predict it; the purple crayon is included.
(re: Crockett Johnson, 11/4/2006 )
Contour Crafting: 3D House Printer
Perhaps you've used those programs that let you design your dream house, creating a Computer Aided Design (CAD) file. Not quite ready to take up the hammer and start building? What if you could just "print" your house?
(re: Murray Leinster, 3/11/2004 )
Desktop Manufacturing - 3D 'Printouts'
Unlike other systems that are more expensive and energy intensive, this machine can work with a relatively low-tech electrical heater filament.
(re: William Gibson, 11/26/2003 )

 

 

 

 

 

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