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Offline D

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In a future when 3D printing advance to its highest level do you guys think it would be possible to build planets? Or maybe terraform hostile planet.
« Last Edit: 01/11/2015 22:08:02 by chris »


 

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Re: Using 3D printing to build planets
« Reply #1 on: 01/11/2015 19:43:12 »
I guess you could build a planet using separate guns for asteroids and comets.

But you would need to wait for the ink to dry before you tried to live on it. It could take millions of years to cool down.

But if you had technology this advanced, why not live in comets and asteroids? You could use the entire volume for living space.

At present, we are limited to using a very small fraction of Earth's volume - nearly all of the human population lives within 100m of ground level. That's a pretty inefficient use of space.
 

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Re: Would it be possible to use 3D printing to build planets?
« Reply #2 on: 02/11/2015 00:56:47 »
I think the cost of the cartridges would be prohibitive.
 

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Re: Would it be possible to use 3D printing to build planets?
« Reply #3 on: 04/11/2015 22:43:36 »
I think the question is phrased poorly, do not ask if it is possible, ask why should we possibly want to create a planet using a 3D-space-printer?
 

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Re: Would it be possible to use 3D printing to build planets?
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