The Internet - The first Worldwide Tool of Unification ("The End of History")

" ... Now I give you something that few think about: What do you think the Internet is all about, historically? Citizens of all the countries on Earth can talk to one another without electronic borders. The young people of those nations can all see each other, talk to each other, and express opinions. No matter what the country does to suppress it, they're doing it anyway. They are putting together a network of consciousness, of oneness, a multicultural consciousness. It's here to stay. It's part of the new energy. The young people know it and are leading the way.... "

" ... I gave you a prophecy more than 10 years ago. I told you there would come a day when everyone could talk to everyone and, therefore, there could be no conspiracy. For conspiracy depends on separation and secrecy - something hiding in the dark that only a few know about. Seen the news lately? What is happening? Could it be that there is a new paradigm happening that seems to go against history?... " Read More …. "The End of History"- Nov 20, 2010 (Kryon channelled by Lee Carroll)

"Recalibration of Free Choice"– Mar 3, 2012 (Kryon Channelling by Lee Carroll) - (Subjects: (Old) Souls, Midpoint on 21-12-2012, Shift of Human Consciousness, Black & White vs. Color, 1 - Spirituality (Religions) shifting, Loose a Pope “soon”, 2 - Humans will change react to drama, 3 - Civilizations/Population on Earth, 4 - Alternate energy sources (Geothermal, Tidal (Paddle wheels), Wind), 5 – Financials Institutes/concepts will change (Integrity – Ethical) , 6 - News/Media/TV to change, 7 – Big Pharmaceutical company will collapse “soon”, (Keep people sick), (Integrity – Ethical) 8 – Wars will be over on Earth, Global Unity, … etc.) - (Text version)

“…5 - Integrity That May Surprise…

Have you seen innovation and invention in the past decade that required thinking out of the box of an old reality? Indeed, you have. I can't tell you what's coming, because you haven't thought of it yet! But the potentials of it are looming large. Let me give you an example, Let us say that 20 years ago, you predicted that there would be something called the Internet on a device you don't really have yet using technology that you can't imagine. You will have full libraries, buildings filled with books, in your hand - a worldwide encyclopedia of everything knowable, with the ability to look it up instantly! Not only that, but that look-up service isn't going to cost a penny! You can call friends and see them on a video screen, and it won't cost a penny! No matter how long you use this service and to what depth you use it, the service itself will be free.

Now, anyone listening to you back then would perhaps have said, "Even if we can believe the technological part, which we think is impossible, everything costs something. There has to be a charge for it! Otherwise, how would they stay in business?" The answer is this: With new invention comes new paradigms of business. You don't know what you don't know, so don't decide in advance what you think is coming based on an old energy world. ..."
(Subjects: Who/What is Kryon ?, Egypt Uprising, Iran/Persia Uprising, Peace in Middle East without Israel actively involved, Muhammad, "Conceptual" Youth Revolution, "Conceptual" Managed Business, Internet, Social Media, News Media, Google, Bankers, Global Unity,..... etc.)

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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

3D printing gives manufacturers something to think about

Deutsche Welle, 6 Sep 2011  

3D printing takes flight for a new
era in manufacturing
The dominance of traditional methods of manufacturing plastic and metal products is being challenged by a technique which enables objects to be printed from a powder in a machine.

In the past few years, 3D printing has become so cheap that many hobbyists have taken it up as a means of making small objects, parts or even game pieces. But the technology's massive potential truly came to light recently with the successful test flight of the world's first printed aircraft.

The man behind the design and construction of the Laser Sintered Airplane, otherwise known as SULSA, is Jim Scanlon from Southampton University in southern England. The aircraft is a white, sleek-looking drone made from nylon plastic, with a wingspan of two meters.

At first glance it doesn't appear to be anything special, but a closer look reveals that there are no rivets or bonded sections. And that makes it very special indeed.

"If you look inside the fuselage for example, you've got two helixes winding their way through the internal structure to provide structural support for the skin," Scanlon told Deutsche Welle.

He says manufacturing "lots of complex little interconnecting shapes would traditionally be a nightmare", but that it is made easy by laser sintering. The manufacturing process is officially known as Additive Layer Manufacturing (ALM), or more commonly, 3D printing. And it is changing the way we make things.

Less factory floor, more laboratory 

The plane was printed layer by layer
3Trpd in southeast England is the UK's leading ALM company, and it's where the Southampton plane was built. The main production area sounds and looks more like a laboratory than a factory floor.

Tall, box-like machines attached to computer monitors whirr away to themselves while they do their thing. Inside each machine is a block of nylon powder, which as Ian Halliday, CEO of 3Trpd explains, is heated to just below its melting point.

"The platform then drops down, a new layer of powder goes down on the surface of that, that's heated up, laser melts the next layer, and so on and so on," Halliday continued. "Each melted layer of powder bonds to the layer below, so that you end up with a solid part, which is comprised of a load of layers, a bit like a pack of cards that have been cut out in a series of templates."

The process is similar to that of a desktop printer, where the head passes over each line to print letters and words.

3D printing, however, does not deal in letters and words, but in objects – including those with moving parts.

Making metal out of powder

The company also has machines that use metal powder, a technique which has been much slower to develop.

"The metals process has only really come to prominence in the last two or three years," Halliday said.

The aerospace industry, which places great emphasis on high strength and low weight, is particularly interested in using metal ALM parts. Claudio Dalle Donne, head of research in metal ALM for European aerospace giant EADS, hopes it won't be long before they can start using printed metal parts for their aircraft.

"I think that if in three years or so we are getting closer, in two to three years, this would be something I would be happy with."

Looking ahead

ALM print technology is not quite ready
to replace traditional manufacturing
So does this revolutionary new technology sound the death knell for the traditional manufacturer? Not quite yet. Not least because ALM parts can only be as big as the machines they are made in, with maximum dimensions of around 70 centimeters (27.56 inches) for plastic, and 32 centimeters for metal.

That said Europe is well placed to take advantage of the business opportunities inherent in additive manufacturing. The world's leading ALM machine maker is German, and there is expertise in France and the UK. But for design professor Jim Scanlon, the opportunity ALM really presents is the unleashing of his imagination.

"It's the holy grail for product designers, because it allows you to have complete and utter freedom."

Scanlon's aircraft goes on display for the first time in September, and is guaranteed to pull a large crowd. Making planes might not be something anyone can do, but with plastic ALM machines already available to the public at a cost of just 500 euros ($700), there are certainly a multitude of design and invention opportunities out there just waiting to be explored.

Reporter: Robin Powell / tkw
Editor: Zulfikar Abbany
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